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John “Jack” Dale Rhoads

August 26, 1953 - April 7, 2018 West Grove, PA | Age 64 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend.

John “Jack” Dale Rhoads, age 64, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Temple University Hospital. He was the husband of Katharine “Katie” Krick Rhoads, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of the late George Robert Rhoads and the late Marjorie Deatrich Rhoads.

Jack was an industrial electrician at Dow Chemical in Newark, DE, and prior to that he was employed at Lukens Steel Co.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Ian M. Rhoads of Apollo, PA and his fiancée Sarah; one daughter, Rebecca D. Rhoads of Lebanon, PA, and her fiancé Pete; one sister, Darlene Rhoads of West Grove, PA and three grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one brother, George Robert “Bobby” Rhoads and one sister, Dorothy Lambert.

You are invited to his life celebration at 12:00 Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Christian Life Center, 125 Saginaw Road, New London Twp., PA 19352. A luncheon will follow his service.

Burial will be private.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA

Message from the Family

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Celebration of Life

April 21, 2018 12:00 Christian Life Center
125 Saginaw Road
New London Twp., PA


  1. Katie – I remember when you and Jack first got together. How wonderful it was. Jack was funny, and very kind. He will be missed.

    Dawn Thomforde | July 7, 2018 at 6:48 PM
  2. i am very sad to hear of jacks pass . I have not talk to him in a while , worked with him at dow for many years . He was a good friend and he made me laugh alot of times . We would talk about alot of thing he always had something to say. Again l am very sad to here that jack is gone l will miss him

    Joe Durrell lll | April 24, 2018 at 10:45 AM
  3. The Rhoads family,

    I am sorry for your loss. Jack was my electrical work associate at Dow for many years and we shared many work memories and similar family experiences together. He spoke of his family very much and endeared the role of husband and father. I know in Jack’s spirit he is merely passing the torch for his family to carry. He will truly be missed.

    Herman Cantler | April 20, 2018 at 1:26 PM
  4. Kate,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jack for many years at Dow, I have very joyful memories of working with him. He made the tedious days brighter and always was up for some fun. He made me laugh and was one man that I worked with that I could call a true friend. I will sorely miss him and will share in your sorrow at Jack’s passing. I’m sorry I didn’t get to talk to him one more time before his passing and tell him how I appreciated his friendship. Again I cans express my sorrow for your loss. Jack will be sourly missed not just by me but by a great many of his friends here at Dow.
    Sincerely, Mac McKelvey

    Mac McKelvey | April 20, 2018 at 11:10 AM
  5. My condolences for your loss. I worked with Jack at Dow and really enjoyed talking with him. I was thinking about him last week and then saw his obituary in the paper. He was a good man, rough around the edges but deep down a good and caring man.

    Robert Russell | April 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM
  6. Dear Kate, Our hearts go out to you at this at this time of grief., when your world is torn so badly. We send our deepest condolences and sympathies. Anita and Vic Mello

    Victor and Anita Mello | April 16, 2018 at 10:29 AM

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