Judith A. Wade

April 18, 1941 ‒ November 06, 2016

Marion, Ohio

On November 6th, 2016, our loving wife and mother, Judith A. Wade, 75, of Marion, entered into eternal peace.

On April 18, 1941, Judy was born in Alpena, Michigan to the late Wilfred and Marjorie Robarge.  She graduated from Alpena High School and married her high  school sweetheart, Jerry Wade. They had three children together: Kevin, Kelly and Kim.

Judy was a faithful, long-time member of St. Mary Catholic Church and an active volunteer at St. Vincent .  After her children were grown, she worked at the Marion Area Counseling Center and the law firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill and Ritter with Ted McKinnis. Judy enjoyed golfing, socializing and yearly trips to St. Augustine, Florida, with their dear and long-time friends. Nothing brought her greater joy than spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren’s sporting events. Judy was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  Her smile and sense of humor would light up any room and she never met a person that she couldn’t strike up a conversation with in seconds! She lived her life with grace, passion and faith and she will be sadly missed by those that were blessed to know her.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband of 56 years, Jerry; children: Kevin (Trish) Wade of Chagrin Falls, Kelly (Michael) Dutt of Trumbull, CT, and Kim Shawver of Westerville; grandchildren: Brandon (Courtney), Rylan and Taylor Dutt, Tristan (Andy) Henn and Cameron Wade, and Morgan and Max Shawver; great-grandchildren: Kaleigh, Haydn and Rowan Dutt. She is also survived by her two dear sisters: Susan (Bill) Worthley and Kathy (Rick) Gapske; brother-in-law, Roger (Diane) Wade; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Judy’s honor at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, at St. Mary Church (address below), with Father Ryan Schmit officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church, 251 N. Main St., Marion, OH 43302, or to St. Vincent de Paul, 342 N. Main St., Marion, OH 43302.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to have been chosen to serve Judy’s family and your favorite memories and condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Judy was already an Angel, only now she
    has her wings!! Such a beautiful lovable lady,
    that will be greatly missed! Love, hugs and prayers to the family <3

  • I am filled with sadness at the loss of Judy. We have been talking a bit on facebook and she always seemed so tickled to see pictures of my grandchildren. Judy will forever be the best second Mom a grade school girl could ever have. I just looked the other day of the picture of all of the Moms at a school play rehearsal, watching. So fund to see both her and my Mom together, enjoying their children again.

    It has been many years, but the memories of have of Judy and the entire family still bring a smile to my face, a warmth to my heart and a giggle for my soul.

    Love to you all,

  • Please accept our deepest condolences in the passing of your wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful and loving friend to all. I am sure she would always want you to remember her with a smile❤️

    • Thank you, Kathie. It’s so comforting to know others were touched by my mom’s sweet and caring ways.

  • My deepest condolences to the entire Wade family for the loss of such an important and much loved member of your family. I pray that God will help ease your pain, and help her to always live in your heart and your memories.

    I am so sorry for your loss.


    • Thank you, Rick. We appreciate your comforting words. It’s these gestures that have helped us through this difficult time.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. Your Mom was such a special person in all of your lives and her memory will live on in your thoughts and stories for years to come.


    Rene’ (Stehlik) Walters

    • Thank you, Rene’. Yes, we will hold tight to the memories. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers.

  • Our hearts go out to all of the many people who love Judy. May they find peace and comfort in one another, and remembering the wonderful person Judy was, and the legacy she left behind.

    Mic & Linda Kulkofsky

    • Thank you, Mic and Linda. We appreciate your kind thoughts. My mother left us with many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever.

  • Judy was certainly one of a kind. The memories I have are, and will be, forever cherished. Hugs to all of you.

    • Barb,

      Thank you so much for attending my mother’s visiting hours. It meant so much to have the support and comfort of friends. My mom treasured your friendship and would have been so touched by your thoughtfulness.

  • Our deepest sympathy to Judy’s family and friends. May you find peace and comfort in your wonderful memories of her in the days ahead.

  • Kathy & Rick;

    We are truly sorry for your loss . We hope you find comfort in family and friends.
    “When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure”.

    Craig & Lori Combs

  • Jerry, Susan and Kathy & Family,

    We all will cherish the many, many fond memories of Judy. Her kind, generous spirit will glow forever.
    Many Blessings.
    The Gapczynski / Gappy Clan:
    Bill & Lois Taracks
    Linda Adkin
    Bill & Greta Gappy

    • Jerry and family, my
      heart goes out to you. It’s been years
      since I’ve seen you two. Marilyn Sharp- Cochrane called me and said it was in the Alpena News. I will send an email to all the girls Seven of us have all kept track with. My email is angeleyesto@msn.com Please contact me when you have a chance and I will fill you in. Judy was a wonderful girl and friend.
      Glenda McHarg

    • Thank you so much for remembering our mother’s kind and generous spirit. She certainly lived life to the fullest! My dad has spoken of your family many times over the years. Thank you for thinking of us.

    • Thank you so much for remembering our mother’s kind and generous spirit. She certainly lived life to the fullest! My dad has spoken of your family many times over the years. Thank you for thinking of us.

  • Our heartfelt condolence, Tom has wonderful memories of Judy! We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Tom and Laurie,

      Thank you for thinking of our family and reminding us of those who were blessed to know my sweet mother.

  • Dear Jerry and Family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers . May God and his angels surround you with love, support and courage as you continue on your path of grieving and of living without Judy.
    She is gone from our lives, but her spirit will always be in our hearts. We are fortunate that we were able to spend time with you and Judy in Florida. She always was ready with a smile and a hug when we wouldget there. It was as if we had not been separated. Judy’s pride and joy was sharing her stories of her grandchildren. She was so proud of them.
    We wish we were closer to be there and celebrate Judy’s life. God bless each of you. We send our love and hugs. Mike and Elena Harmon, Worthington, MN.

    • Mike and Elena,

      Thank you so much for keeping our family in your prayers. It made me smile to read your memories of my mom, as they are just the way I will remember her! A beautiful, loving mother and grandmother, who was so proud of her children and grandchildren.

      Mom also adored her friends and looked forward each year to their winter get-away to Florida. She treasured the time she spent with her special friends, and I am so glad you were able to get to know my mother.

  • Dear Mr. Wade and family,

    So sorry to hear the passing of Mrs. Wade. Our deepest sympathy are with you all.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you

    Greg and Ileana Sens

  • Kim and family,
    May the passage of time heal your grief. May this time in your life bring the family closer together. May God’s present bring healing to each of you and may God’s presents bring each of you His peace.

    Guin Parks