John B. Eakins, Jr., "Jack" passed away on June 28, 2018. He was 77. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Jack lived in Long Island before moving to Kearny 46 years ago. Visiting will be on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Service Tuesday 10:00 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington and private cremation will follow.
Jack is survived by his wife Pam (nee Gillespie) and his son and daughter in law Kevin and Gretchen Eakins. Also surviving are his grandsons Donovan and Ryan. Jack served six years in the Navy, attended Hofstra University and graduated from Fairleigh Dickenson University. He was a member and past officer of the Kearny Optimist and was Past Governor of N.J. Optimist. He was involved with scouting for many years, taught Sunday School at Grace United Methodist Church and was a member of Copestone-Ophir F&A.M. all in Kearny. He was a Finance Trustee at St. Mary's High School in Rutherford and had been a computer analyst in NYC, surviving the terror attack on 911.
In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to the Kearny Optimist Club.