Larry E. Wade 1951-2020

SALEM — Larry Edward Wade, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

He was born May 28, 1951 in Youngstown, son of the late Mack and Marilyn Spayde Wade.

Larry was a 1969 graduate of Chaney High School. He worked as a machinist for 16 years at Radial Grinding in Akron.

Larry was an avid ham radio operator. He was previously a volunteer firefighter and first responder in Canfield. Larry loved watching sports, especially the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Bartholow Beard, whom he married May 19, 2017; three children, Angela (Eric) Wade Cline of Austintown, Wendy Wade Thomas (fiance Col. Nicolo Damelio) of Girard and Chad (Tammy) Wade of Canfield; stepdaughter, Jana (Nikki) Beard of Boardman; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, a stepson, Michael Beard, also preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at Stark Memorial. Friends will be received 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in c/o of Stark Memorial, P.O. Box 748, Salem, OH 44460.

If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program, where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support, at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are able to share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Larry’s obituary or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

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