• Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park
    Raleigh, NC
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Wade Windom Gramley 1962 - 2012
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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Dear Rox, I just reconnected with Cheryl very briefly on FB and learned of Wade's passing. I never met him but saw how hapy he made you in the wedding pictures I saw years back. I was recently widowed as well 3/25/11. I am on this journey with you, friend as is my now 18 year old son. Your ASU friend, Debbie "George" Stradley Peterson
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I am so saddened to hear of Wade's loss - for Rox and his Son, at work, he always spoke of you warmly, proudly, and with love. I worked with Wade at Trane and kept in touch afterwards. His love of people and the business will be truly missed. He has enriched my life and I will left many that he touched better than had he not. He will be greatly missed. My Condolences to his family
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I'm so saddened to hear of Wade's death. I worked with him during his Trane career, and Wade was great at what he did, he was fun to be around, and operated with the highest integrity.

My condolences to the family.
Friday, October 26, 2012
I am so sorry to hear this sad news about a fellow music lover. Deepest sympathies to Roxanna and the rest of the family.
Friday, October 26, 2012
My prayers go out to the Gramely family. I've known and worked with Wade for over 24 years both at York and Trane. He was a great friend and Co-Worker. He will be missed by many!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
While I only knew Wade for a brief period, I truly appreciated his can-do spirit and open dialogue during our conversations. This turn of events saddens me greatly. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Although I never had the chance to meet Wade personally, I did have the pleasure of having phone conversations with him while I was working on a job in his district. He was very agreeable and open to suggestions for remedying what could have turned out to be a bad situation for the company. In talking to some of the other technicians in the Raleigh area, there is no doubt in my mind that he was a great person to work for and I am sure he will be greatly missed.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
My condolences to the family and friends. Wade was a great guy to be around and I always enjoyed his comradery as well as his professionalism. He will be missed.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I was so saddened when I heard the news of Wade's passing. He was such a joy to work with! He would Always let you know how much he appreciated all your help. Once again, makes one think, to Hug your Loved ones every day & tell them how much you Love them.
My Sympathys are with all of Wades Family & Friends.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Roxanna:

Alex just told me of Wade's passing. I'm am so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to tell you how much I liked and enjoyed knowing Wade. I'll always remember our trip to see Todd Rundgren together. Wade was a very special man. I regret that I was not able to associate with you guys the past few years. I always wanted to see some more shows with Wade. We shared a deep passion for music. My thoughts are with you, Tyler and the rest of your family. The world lost one of the good guys. Stay strong. Take care.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
It was a sad moment upon learning of Wade's passing. I have not seen him since High School years, but reading these messages do not come as a surprise as to his impact on all that he touched. My deepest sympathies go out to his family.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Here's to the man who knew the BBQ joints in the USA!. Wade was a great co-worker and friend. I'm going to miss him. My condolences to Wade's family.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Very sorry for your loss.

Pam Edwards
Parts ID Tech
Daikin McQuay Parts
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We will all miss the joy Wade brought into this world. We came up together at York and I was fortunate to have know such a beautiful person.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I had it pretty easy being the youngest of the Gramley children. Mom and Dad were more relaxed or maybe worn out by the antics of my elder siblings. Wade and I had our own bond both good and bad. But I always knew even to this day that he would look out for me. My very first concert was with Wade and Scott - YES 90125 - I couldn't hear for days and burnt my fingers trying to hold up the lighter!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
You will be missed. My deepest condonlinces to the family. Wade was my manager, but my friend first. My family and I will keep Wade and his love ones in our hearts and prayers.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
There are no words to express the sadness I feel for the loss of such an amazing man. I feel honored and blessed to have known and worked for Wade. He was always kind and compassionate in the way he took care of others and his leadership abilities surpassed anyone I have ever known. He was not only the best boss I ever had - he was also a wonderful friend. He will be greatly missed and my days will never be the same without him. Roxie and Tyler you both know that my prayers are with you.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Several years back Wade showed up in Roanoke to take part in a Trane promotional video regarding the significance of customer service. He was dressed a little nicer than usual and I could not let that pass without commenting upon how well he cleaned up. He wore a blue tie for his part in the video and was hence known as my “Blue Tie Buddy”. For months I jokingly referred to him in this fashion until Christmas of that year when opening holiday cards I opened his, and there inside was the tip of that blue tie.

I smiled and realized that once again Wade was paying attention to the details. That he understood how small acts matter over the course of a lifetime. He not only mailed a Christmas card, he was thinking specifically of me when he mailed that card. This was normal and routine for Wade, which is why he stood out from the crowd. He loved to serve others and he lived a life of purpose. I will miss my “Blue Tie Buddy” yet I will never forget him and the smiles & laughter we shared.

I pray God's comfort and peace upon Roxanna and Tyler.
Monday, October 22, 2012
You've helped the family out so much. I wish I could have talked to you more. I'll go to all of the concerts for you. Love you, Uncle Wade.
Monday, October 22, 2012
I'm deeply saddened by the loss of Wade. We worked together for several years and I'm truly blessed to have experienced his passion for life, positive influence on everyone he touched and his transparent love for his family and friends. He was as genuine as they come and his authentic style of leadership was contagious. We spoke several weeks ago and I will cherish terrific memories of this great man. Roxie, Tyler and the entire family, our prayers are with you all. God bless our good friend Wade!
Monday, October 22, 2012
My heart felt sympathy to the Gramely family. I've known Wade for more than 20 years when we first met in training class at York. Over the years we always stayed in touch and helped each other in our respective careers. I will miss my friend and coworker.
Monday, October 22, 2012
He did love BBQ or as he called ribs "PIGSICLES".
Rest Easy Friend
Herb Nelson (Trane Orlando)
Monday, October 22, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
I had the very fortunate opportunity to work with Wade during his tenure at Trane a few years ago. It was incredibly sad news to hear of his passing. Wade was a top notch individual from both a business and personal perspective. I will never forget Wade's passion for his family, work, and music! Please accept this with the deepest of sympathy to Wade's family as he will be truly missed by all.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Words cannot describe what Wade ment to me. He was a great friend and the best boss ever. The thing that gives me peace is the knowlege that I will see him again. Roxy and Tyler you are in our prayers and please let us know if you need anything. We loved Wade and we know how much he loved you. GOD Bless you and we will be here if you need us.
Monday, October 22, 2012
From the very first time I met Wade, I knew he was a special guy. The times we shared while we were at York were priceless.
Wade was so kind and generous and always a complete gentleman. Professionalism was the hallmark of Wade Gramely.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time of great sorrow. May God wrap His arms around you and comfort you to let you know Wade is in His care and everything will be alright.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Roxanna and Tyler,
We are sorry we cannot be in Raleigh to join in the "Celebration of Life" for Wade. From the moment he was born, Wade brought such joy to so many people, including ourselves. And you both brought much joy to him. He would light up whenever he spoke of you. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. See you when you come to Ashtabula.

Jim and Nettie Weidig and Marcia Tasker (Ashtabula, OH)
Monday, October 22, 2012
God Bless
Monday, October 22, 2012
Our deepest sympathy go out to Wade's family. I'd only had the honor of meeting Wade once, at Tyler's graduation from NC State. Tyler, your Dad was so proud of you. He was a remarkable man who truly touched our family. He will never be forgotten. Our hearts are with you.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Greek's say, "????? ? µ??µ? t?? e??a? a??????" or "May His Memory be Eternal". Wade's memory will most definitely be eternal, because to know him, was to be touched and moved by him! He was in our lives way too briefly, but will live within all of us: his beautiful wife, his son, his family, his friends...forever.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Wade, you will be terribly and forever missed. Words cannot begin to describe the loss of Wade Gramley. You have always been a great mentor and friend. When I see you again, maybe you can share with me all the new music in Heaven that you've heard. Wade, you were the best and I love you!! Natalie says you gave the best hugs—almost like a warm, comforting blanket. I will miss our love of Barbeque and Pie, and our many laughs and love of music. It has been a pleasure to know you.

Roxie and Tyler, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, and will always and continually be here for you. Please don't hesitate to call us for anything.

LOVE YOU GUYS ALWAYS—Mike and Natalie Green
Monday, October 22, 2012
Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. Wade is awesome and so very special, those of us who believe hold comfort in knowing we will see him again. Roxie & Tyler although we have never met Wade shared your lives with me and I'll treasure those times always. All My Love.
Monday, October 22, 2012
So sad to hear about Wade. He was a great mentor to me when I was in Trane's Service Group, as well as a good friend. We spoke many hours on our mutual love of music (especially The Clash), wine, food and family. Although I never met his beloved Roxy and Tyler, I felt I knew them from our conversations. My heart goes out to them and my thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
Monday, October 22, 2012
My condolences to your whole family at this time of loss. Wade was a great person to work with. Always friendly and curtious on the phone. May God Bless you during this time of lost.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Wade was a great friend and coworker and he'll be missed by many people. He was of great help to me personally and I truly appreciated him and enjoyed his sense of humor. Roxy and Tyler I am so sorry for your loss.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Wade was one of a kind - words can't describe my sadness at his passing - he uplifted my soul with his kindnes & positive, happy spirit. My heart goes out to Roxanna, Tyler and the family.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Roxanna and Tyler,
Let me preface this by saying despite what Wade and the rest of the Gramley family has said over the years, I never handcuffed Wade to a tree and pulled down his pants.

Wade's passing has left a void in my heart that can never be filled. I loved Wade and will greatly miss him.

Please know that you and the entire Gramley family are in our thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy.

Cousin Boongie (and Cindi)
Monday, October 22, 2012
I am very sorry to hear this. Wade was a great man and I enjoyed working with him at Trane. I will be praying for his family and friends during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Heather Sewell
Monday, October 22, 2012
To the Family of Wade,

We are so saddened by the news of Wade's passing. Our deepest condolences to all of his family and friends. We have dealt with Wade for many years as a client and he was wonderful to do business with and a true pleasure to work with. May you rest in peace Wade. God Bless his family.

Karen Schaper and Randy Smith of Schaper Associates
Monday, October 22, 2012
We lost a great friend indeed. Our best moment was when Wade came to the Trane office in South Florida. He used his skills to save the AC and the show at the Hard Rock arena. Which resulted in backstage passes and him meeting Joe Walsh, with front row seats. He was then, and now is, in Heaven. Wade, music and I are connected forever,,,,bless him and best to his family.
Monday, October 22, 2012
I extend my deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow. Wade was a "class act" and a fine man. He will be greatly missed. May you find comfort in the presence and promises of the Lord in the days ahead.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Wade, you will be missed. I had the honor of working with you a short time and found you to be a good man. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and look foward to see you again when we all are at home in heaven.

Sam Ergle
Monday, October 22, 2012
Wow, Wade was a terrific guy to work with during his years at Trane. I am sure he will be missed by all that knew him.
Monday, October 22, 2012
I am sorry for your loss. Wade was a great man who inspired me and was always ready to help. I only knew him through Trane, but he always made time to talk about his family and ask about mine. Though he is gone, he will not be forgotten. I will be praying that the Lord wraps you in His arms and gives you peace.
Monday, October 22, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of this. Although I never worked dirrectly with Wade, I knew him through being a fellow Yorkie. He was known throughout York Service and mentioned often for his outstanding work. I'm sure he will be missed by many.
Monday, October 22, 2012
My heart truly breaks for the loss of such a man as Wade. He was without a doubt one of the most generous and kind individuals I've ever known. Wade taught me so much in the years I knew him and his family, and for that I am eternally grateful. Whether taking in a live show, or sharing a meal together, Wade made you feel welcomed and appreciated. All of my love to you Roxy and Tyler.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Please accept my condolences for your untimely loss. I only knew Wade for a short time but his outgoing personality made you think you knew him for a lifetime. My thoughts and prayers are with you, may God bless and comfort you in your time of grief.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Wade was a great co-worker and even better person and friend. I learned a lot from Wade, and truly enjoyed our work and social times together. We shared an equal appreciation of music. The Blanchard's send along our deepest condolences.

Jon Blanchard, LaCrosse, WI
Monday, October 22, 2012
I am very sad to hear of the loss of Wade. He was a true mentor in taking Trane to the next level in the Service business as well as a great friend. We will miss you Wade.

Steve Miclette
Trane- Georgia/Alabama district
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Wade was someone that I loved working with and respected more than I can express. He had such a great sense of humor and ability to lead by example. He touched so many lives and will be greatly missed.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Very sorry for the loss.

The DaCosta Family, and the McQuay Orlando Service Team.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Wade was one of a kind, someone I always looked up to and respected. Wade lit up a room with laughter and was one of the only people I trusted with music and concert reviews, this was very deep with Wade and I. My heart goes out to his family, I will always remember and love my friend Wade.
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