It is with a heavy heart that we inform our extended LJB family that Dr. John Eastman, who was affectionately known as “The Water Doctor,” passed away suddenly on December 28, 2014. John was a beloved member of our LJB family, having served the firm and its clients as an environmental engineer for 27 years. He was known for his innovative solutions to difficult problems—taking to heart LJB’s passion for providing our clients with leadership and creativity.
Throughout his career, John specialized in water and wastewater facilities and their related infrastructure. Areas of expertise included design and quality control for water and wastewater treatment systems, wastewater collection, pumping facilities, water distribution, wellfields and groundwater remediation. His portfolio included designs for municipal, industrial and commercial clients, and he served as an expert witness for many legal cases, covering topics such as a leaking underground storage tank, a failed guy anchor system, and a land acquisition case.
John held a doctorate and master’s degree in environmental engineering and a bachelor’s degree in engineering science. As a life-long learner himself, John also touched the lives of aspiring scientists in his role as a former university professor in the field of biological and chemical treatment processes.
John was also a dedicated member of his Yellow Springs community, where he served as a Miami Township Trustee, a board member of the Friends Care Center and the clerk of the Yellow Springs Friends Meeting.
On behalf of our firm—as well as the clients you’ve impacted over the years—thank you, John, for your passion and enthusiasm for improving the quality of life.