Wade, Jack R., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Jack R. Wade passed away Friday, September 10, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. Age 81 years. Son of the late Lawrence and Lula (DeRosia) Wade, Jack was born September 5, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan. He graduated from Saginaw St. Joseph High School in 1948. Jack served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict. Jack married Jean M. Whelton, his loving wife of 57 years, on June 6, 1953. She survives him. Jack worked as a carpenter all his life, mostly as a self-employed remodeler. He could build or fix almost anything. More importantly, he built into his children faith, self-reliance, honesty and a level head. He was a faithful Catholic and had a soft heart for people with disabilities. Surviving besides his wife Jean are one daughter and two sons, Cheryl Wade, East Lansing; David and Michelle Wade, Bay City; Richard Wade, Saginaw; two grandchildren, Amanda (J.D.) Darland, Auburn; Courtney Wade, Bay City; four sisters and three brothers, Robert and Evelyn Wade; Shirley Wade, Ann Soltysiak, Jean Lombardi, Shirley and Walt Feringa, Joseph and Carol Wade, Duane and Mary Wade; many nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Mary (Dan) Galonska, Don Wade, Jerry Wade; and a brother-in-law Dick Soltzsiak. The family wishes to thank Jack’s faithful caregivers, the Veterans Affairs, and Shaun and Laura of A & D Home Health Care. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at St. Helen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Emmett L. Marceau will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by American Legion Post #439. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at St. Helen Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Helen Catholic Church. www.snowfuneralhome.net