February 17, 1953 - December 25, 2017
It was a wonderful life It is with great shock and sadness that the family of Robert J. “Bob” Wade, 64, announces his unexpected passing, of a heart attack, on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, Christmas Day, at his home in Whiting, New Jersey. Bob was born in Niagara Falls, New York, and grew up in Lewiston, Brooklyn, and Newburgh, New York. After living many years in southern California, he returned east to Spring Lake, New Jersey, to care for his great-aunt and mother. He was always there, with a sympathetic ear and a comforting hand, for family and friends. Everyone will miss his warm smile, gentle sense of humor, love, and support. More active than most, Bob walked the boards in Spring Lake, bicycled, swam, and worked out at the Atlantic Club in Manasquan. He loved traveling, to Ireland, Russia, Sweden, and Hawaii, and playing golf. He pursued both passions when he and his mother visited family in Ireland, where he had a once-in-a-lifetime experience golfing its rolling green links. Bob was a voracious reader of everything from Fyodor Dostoevsky to George Orwell and Paul Theroux. He found great comfort in music, had a large jazz vinyl collection, and dabbled in guitar and keyboard. Bob is survived by his older brother, William (Bill) Wade, of Port Charlotte, Florida, as well as by everyone who called him “Uncle Bob”—two nieces, Mary Ann Ebaugh of Galloway, Ohio, and Namphun (Bianca) Flurry of Tampa, Florida; one nephew, Major James Patrick Wade of Kansas City, Kansas; and grand-nephews Benjamin Ebaugh, Brenden Flurry, Donald Mitchell, and Elijah Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Patricia M. Wade, and great-aunt, Agnes Powers, with whom he’d lived in Spring Lake. A visitation will be held at Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753, on Monday, Jan. 8, from noon to 3 p.m., with a service at 2:30 p.m.
It was a wonderful life It is with great shock and sadness that the family of Robert J. “Bob” Wade, 64, announces his unexpected passing, of a heart attack, on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, Christmas Day, at his home in Whiting, New Jersey. Bob... View Obituary & Service Information
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