Wade graduated from Marietta High School Class of 1947. He retired
from A & P Stores after 31 years, later was employed at the Workingman’s Store
for several years and retired from Big Lots at the age of 80. He was a member
of Gilman United Methodist Church. He enjoyed attending his childrens and
grandchildren’s activities and was a great supporter of his wife Betsy’s
projects. He also enjoyed traveling and riding his motorcycle.
On April 16, 1949, he married Beatrice “Betsy” Frum who preceded him
in death on March 2, 2013.
He is survived by 3 daughters: Debra (David) Penrose, of
Centennial, CO, Darcie (Stephen) Ash of Marietta, Daryn (Jeff) Deem of Ripley,
WV; 7 grandchildren: Elizabeth Penrose (Craig) Beckman, Eryn Penrose, Logan P.
(Misty) Ash, Lexi Ash, Ethan Ash, Preston Deem, Parker Deem; 4 great
grandchildren: Peyton Beckman, Haston Penrose, Ari Beckers, Addison Ash. He is
also survived by 3 brothers: Donald Caltrider of Marietta, D. Nial Caltrider of
Columbus and Emanuel L. Caltrider of New Bern, NC, and several nieces and
He was preceded in death by his wife Betsy, his parents, daughter
Darrelyn, grandson Evan Morgan Penrose.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday (Mar. 9) at 4:00 pm at
Gilman United Methodist Church with Reverend Diann O’Bryant officiating.
Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 2:00 until the hour of the
service. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family and
messages of sympathy may be sent to them at www.lankfordfh.com. Memorial
donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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