April 12, 2021
The DMA family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our own John Kildea.
John Kildea, a senior structural engineer and beloved colleague at David Mason + Associates, died unexpectedly on 3/31/21 in St Louis. John was 48 years old. He is survived by his wife, Kelly, and two sons, Jack and Michael. His passing is shocking; a tragedy for his family and loved ones, and a tremendous loss for all of his colleagues at DMA where he was a beloved co-worker and friend.
John joined DMA in the summer of 1996, a young engineer-in-training. Over the course of the next 25 years, John’s talent as a structural engineer was displayed in some of the region’s most iconic landmarks including the St Louis Soldier’s Memorial, the Arch Grounds Restoration, Enterprise Arena, and countless other public spaces—spaces where thousands of people gather, and key infrastructure installations have helped millions of people live their lives with confidence that the foundations in their communities were well-built and secure.
John was a brilliant engineer, a dear friend, and a valued member of our community.
To view John’s Obituary: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/john-kildea-obituary?pid=198240510