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William P. Wade – Honor a Deceased Veteran Ceremony

November 13, 2017

Honoring William P. Wade, held in the Legislative Chambers

WILLIAM P. WADE, 1922-1970

William P. Wade was born in Troy, New York on November 2, 1922.  He was the son of William J. Wade and Julia M. Morris.  William was the brother of Robert J. Wade, Florence Wade Filippone and Patricia Wade Bizarro.

William attended St. Michael’s School and was a Troy High Graduate, class of 1940.

William enlisted in the United States Navy on December 8, 1942.  He was a Radioman Second Class and he served aboard the Navy Submarine Chaser USS SC-1319.  William was the proud recipient of the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 stars, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with 3 stars, American Theater Ribbon, Victory Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal.  William was honorably discharged on January 6, 1946.

On November 25, 1945, William married Bernice D. Walsh in St. Francis Church in Troy, New York.  Together they had two children, Thomas W. Wade and Edward J. Wade and five grandchildren, Sheila Wade Duffy, Kristin Wade, William P. Wade. II, Matthew Wade and Timothy Wade.

William worked for the New York Telephone Co., he was the Rensselaer County Commissioner of Social Services from 1965-1967 and he was the Rensselaer County Clerk from January 1, 1970 until August 4, 1970, when he passed away.  William was also the Proprietor of Wade’s Wine Shop.

William was a member of the American Legion, St. Mary’s Bowling League and Holy Name Society.  He was also the East Greenbush Democratic Chairman and a member of the Rensselaer County Democratic Committee.

William had a love for fishing and youth baseball.




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