Aug. 25, 1956 - April 11, 2017
Michael J. Eadie, of Lancaster, a financial administrator at Canisius and Villa Maria colleges, died last Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. He was 60.
Born in Buffalo, he grew up in Akron and was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in accounting from Canisius College in 1978, then completed a master’s degree in business administration, financial planning and control from the University at Buffalo.
Mr. Eadie began his career in 1980 as assistant to the vice president for business affairs at Villa Maria College, where he introduced the first administrative computer system for admissions, registration, finance and development.
He went to Canisius College in 1982 as assistant controller and budget director, then became associate vice president of finance and controller in 1989. From 2002 to 2004, he oversaw the introduction of new administrative software in all college departments.
He returned to Villa Maria in 2012 as controller, then was named vice president for business affairs in 2014.
Active in the National Association of College and University Business Officers, he spoke at its annual Endowment Management Forum from 2010 to 2012 on topics relating to schools with small endowments.
At Canisius, he was a Kairos retreat team leader from 2008 to 2012, leading groups of students in three-day spiritual retreats at Cradle Beach in Angola.
A Lancaster resident for 32 years, he enjoyed traveling, theater, music and baking Italian cookies from family recipes.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, the former Martha J. Hoeflich, principal of Our Lady of Black Rock School; and two sons, Alexander J. and Nicholas M.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Assumption Catholic Church, 435 Amherst St.