James E. Wade

February 15, 1948 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

James Wade Obituary

James Edward Wade, 75, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Orangeville on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

He was born February 15, 1948 in Sharon, PA, the son of Grandon and Doris Jones Wade.

He was a Joseph Badger High School and a Bowling Green University graduate.

He was an Army veteran stationed in Germany in 1972- 1974.

James retired from teaching and coaching at Badger High School.  He coached both boys and girls basketball and boys baseball. He was the coach of girls basketball for 20 years. He retired in 2003.

He was a member of the Orangeville Methodist Church and the Cabin, a group of card playing friends. He was in the Badger Sports Hall of Fame.  He was in Boy Scout Troop 57 where he was an Eagle Scout and later a leader.

James spent many years on the Orangeville City Council.  He helped organize the Memorial Day parade and was curator of the Orangeville History Center.

James is survived by a sister, Judith (Jon) Cunningham of Oakhurst, CA; a brother, William Wade of Pittsburgh; and a niece, Kellie Cunningham.

There are no services planned for James at this time.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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