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Schuylkill County Obituaries

William Patrick Wade, 89 – Loving Husband and Father

William Patrick Wade, age 89, of Pottsville, passed away Sunday, February 26th, 2023 at his home.

Born in Pottsville on November 17, 1933, he was the son of the late Harold and Anna (Post) Wade.

Bill was a graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School, Class of 1951. He worked as a clerk, then as a co-manager for A&P Market in Pottsville for 43 years.

Bill was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville and he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons: Gregory and Joseph Wade, brothers: Joseph, Stephen, Edward, and Leonard Wade and a sister Dolores Barnes.

Bill is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Colleen (McGovern) Wade; Pottsville; a son Daniel S. Wade and his wife Kejia, Orwigsburg; two daughters: Cecelia L. Campbell and her husband Timothy, Mechanicsville and Bridget S. Wade, Pottsville; eight grandchildren: Cassandra Wade (David Kostura), Palo Alto, Andrew Wade (Kim Koles), Kaska, Karissa Beasley (husband Daniel), Texas, Douglas Wade, Texas, Samantha Stutz (Bill Boehle) VT, Riley Wade, Orwigsburg, Zachary Campbell (wife Christina), NC, and Adam Campbell (fiancée Caitlin Rhodes), Pittsburgh; twelve great-grandchildren: Ryon, Cambria, Giuliana, Nicky, Margot, Andi, Addilyn, McKinley, Maddox, Olivia, Gage, and Aubrey; brothers: Vincent Wade, St. Clair and Patrick Wade, Schuylkill Haven; sisters: JoAnne Everdale, Port Carbon, Mary Troutman, St. Clair, and Loretta Snitzer, Port Carbon; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville on Saturday March 4th at 10 AM, with Rev. Philip Rodgers officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Friday evening from 6-8PM and Saturday morning from 8:30-9:30AM at the Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon.

Interment will be held in the Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery in Pottsville.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Church Memorial Fund 319 Mahantongo Street Pottsville, PA 17901.

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