Master Sergeant John H. Eachus, Jr. United States Army (Ret.) of Browns Mills, age 68 passed away March 26, 2015 at home with his loving family by his side. John was born in Brynmawr, PA. He joined the United States Army in 1965 and served at home and abroad for 21 years, retiring in 1986. While serving in the Army he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Bars, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd award), Professional Development Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th award), Rifle M16 Qualification Badge (Marksman). John possessed a genuine love of country coupled with a deep desire to serve; he was a truly patriotic American.
He is survived by the love of his life, his perfect match, Gail Dionne, his children Virginia Oksten & husband Larry of Glassboro, John W. Eachus of California, and Tony Richardson & wife Catherine of Sneads Ferry, NC, Margaret Mayberry of Blackstone, VA and Harriet Shields, Josephine Dionne, May Mathis and Harold Dionne of Browns Mills. His siblings Lisa Eachus, David Eachus, Joe Eachus and Anne Stevenson.
Cremation will be private and interment in the BGWCD Veterans Memorial Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.