Donald Richard Wade died on May 27, 2021, at Indian River Estates in Vero Beach, FL. He was born in New York City in 1928, lived most of his adult life in Simsbury, Connecticut, and moved to Vero Beach in 1993.
After graduating from Rensselaer, he spent three years in the Navy serving on a destroyer and a submarine, leaving as a Naval Lieutenant. He began his career designing nuclear power plants with Westinghouse, moved to Martin Marietta in Baltimore, MD, and settled at Combustion Engineering in Windsor, CT.
In Vero Beach, Mr. Wade spent many years on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, serving as Chairman for nine years. He also joined a group of volunteers helping with income tax returns, serving for 15 years.
He leaves his three children Abigail, William and Richard, son in law Michael Lee, daughter in law Lauren, and four grandchildren Madeline and Mitchell Wade, and Nathan and Garret Lee.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Webster Cemetery in Freeport, Maine.
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