John Eman 1937 – 2020

Eman, John Fredric John Fredric Eman, of Ann Arbor, Michigan died peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 17, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was 82 years old. John was born on October 30, 1937 in East Grand Rapids, Michigan and was the son of Dr. Vernon H. Eman and Marian Shorts Eman. He graduated from East Grand Rapids High School in 1955, Albion College in 1959, and received an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1961. John was a member of Delta Tau Fraternity. John served in Major Gift fund raising positions at the University of Michigan and the United Way of Washtenaw County for over 30 years. He served as a board member of the UM Alumni Association and as president of the UM Club of Ann Arbor. He was a board member and general chairman of the United Way campaign in 1977-78. John received the award of United Way Volunteer of the Year in 2017. John was on the board and foundation board of Glacier Hills from 2008-2017. He received the Margaret W. Maurer Gift of the Heart Award at Glacier Hills in 2005. John was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor where he served as an elder and a deacon John was a member of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and received its Distinguished Service Award in 2006. He also served on the Ann Arbor Symphony Board. John was an honorary member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor. John was a lifelong fan of the Detroit Tigers. He also loved watching Big 10 college basketball and football games. John was an avid swimmer and enjoyed swimming laps in the early morning. John is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carol Mueller Eman: their 2 daughters, Suzanne Jane Eman-Jaehnig (Frank) of Lansing, Michigan and Linda Eman Spisak (John) of Ann Arbor, Michigan: 3 grandchildren, Chris Spisak, Ben Spisak, and Cassie Spisak of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and a sister Nancy Eman Noggle of Rochester Hills, Michigan. A private family service is being held at the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden. A Celebration of Life is planned at a future date. Donations in his name may be made to the United Way of Washtenaw County or Arbor Hospice.

Published in the Ann Arbor News from May 20 to May 24, 2020


RCAA Notes.

John joined the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor on September 1, 1969 and was a faithful member for over 50 years. His sponsor was long time Rotarian Jack Hollowell. In addition to his many other community contributions he served on the RCAA Membership Committee, recipient of a Distinguished Service Award, a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Sustainers Society.