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Richard Wade

Richard Wade

March 11, 1959 - March 26, 2021
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Obituary

Richard L. Wade

Beloved son, brother and uncle passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Age 62 years. The son of Jean (Whelton) Wade and the late Jack R. Wade, Richard was born March 11, 1959 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was gifted and talented in computers, often building computers and repairing them. Rich was a member of the National Federation of the Blind and Christ the Good Shepherd Parish. He was involved with Newsreel (a spoken word monthly publication). He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his joking manner and his love of family and friends. Even with his blindness, he could see and appreciate the beauty of life.

Surviving besides his mother Jean are one sister and one brother, Cheryl Wade, Midland; David and Michelle Wade, Bay City; two nieces, Amanda (J.D.) Darland, Brownsburg, Indiana; Courtney (Eric) Hugo, Auburn; great-nephews, Aiden, Dylan, Owen and Jaxon; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Rich was preceded in death by his father, Jack Wade.

Funeral Liturgy will take place 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, St. Helen Catholic Church, 2445 N. Charles, Saginaw. Rev. Fr. William J. Rutkowski will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit at St. Helen Catholic Church where the family will be present on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of Mass. In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordinance, the limitations of number gathered, mask wearing and social distancing will be observed.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church
    Address
    2445 N. Charles Street
    SAGINAW, MI 48602
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  • Service

    Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church
    Address
    2445 N. Charles Street
    SAGINAW, MI 48602
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Andrew Cemetery
    Address
    381 St. Andrews Road
    SAGINAW, AL 48638
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Michael Ombry

Posted at 07:06pm
Richard and I had a Social Studies class together in 8th grade at South Intermediate. He brought his typewriter in every day. He and I left class a few minutes early so he could get to his next class before the halls filled up. We chatted a little in class and a little while moving to the next class. Within the last month I wondered what had become of him. I am saddened to hear of his passing, but glad to read that he had a happy life.
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Richard Hagerty

Posted at 01:06pm
Deepest condolences to the Wade family. Had the pleasure to know Richie many many years ago in the Boy Scouts when his father was our Boy Scout leader. Many fun activities and lots of fun camp outs. And although Richie was blind he was very proficient in many of our activities and many times outperformed the rest of us even though we could see LOL. May the angels greet you into paradise old friend and God bless your soul sincerely Richard Hagerty
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Larry Wade

Posted at 12:03am
I have so many great childhood memories of the time I spent with Rich as a kid. He was like a brother to me back then. I will never forget when Dave busted Rich for cheating at cards, Rich always seem to beat me until Dave said, You know that he cheats, He is reading the brail when he deals you the cards". Rest in peace "cuz"!
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Lisa Whelton

Posted at 06:38pm
I’m so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. May you find peace during this difficult time. Many hugs and prayers to Aunt Jean and the family. Blessings to you all♥️
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Posted at 02:07pm
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. From Everyone at Great Lakes Wine & Spirits
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