Edward Michael Wade

Born: Sun., May 19, 1935
Died: Fri., Mar. 17, 2017


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Thu., Mar. 23, 2017
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Thu., Mar. 23, 2017
Location: St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church

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Edward Michael Wade, age 81, of Rawlings, MD, formerly of Pottsville, passed away Friday, March 17th, 2017 at his home.

Born in Pottsville, PA on May 19, 1935,  he was the son of the late Harold and Anna (Post) Wade.

Ed was a graduate from Pottsville Catholic High School in 1953. He served honorably in the US Air Force from 1954-1958.  Ed would then earn a Masters Degree in Education first working in upstate New York as an art teacher, teaching K through 6 then moved on to teaching grades 7 through 12. In 1974 he started teaching at the college level at Potomac State College in Keyser, WV, this would be where he would retire after 26 years of teaching (May 2000). 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Joseph and Stephen Wade and a sister Dolores Barnes. 

 Ed is survived by a son Christopher Edward Wade and his wife Stephanie, LaVale, MD; a daughter Jennifer Marie Reese and her husband Paul, Gaithersburg, MD; 5 grandchildren: Dan, Nick, and Sean Wade; and Megan and Brady Reese; four brothers: William Wade, Pottsville, PA; Vincent Wade, St. Clair, PA; Patrick Wade, Schuylkill Haven, PA; and Leonard Wade, Pottsville, PA; three sisters: Joanne Everdale, Port Carbon, PA; Mary Troutman, Minersville, PA; and Loretta Snitzer, Port Carbon, PA; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville, PA. at 10:30AM on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Thursday morning from 9-10AM at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home 208 Pike St., Port Carbon, PA.

Interment with Military Honors will be held in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery in Pottsville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Glaucoma Research Foundation  251 Post Street, Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94108

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Mary and Dan McDermott
   Posted Sun March 19, 2017
Jen, Chris and family of Uncle Ed...
We are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was a lucky man in life to have family who loved him so much including two wonderful children and five amazing grandchildren. God Bless-Ed and God Bless you all.

Frances Reese
   Posted Tue March 21, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Brett, Fran, .

Jenn, Buck, Megan, & Brady, Please know that we are sending our love, hugs, support, and prayers for comfort during this very difficult time. With our deepest sympathy, Brett, Fran, & Evan