William L. Shade, age 91, of Harborcreek Twp., passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was born in Geeseytown, Pa., January 18, 1923, son of the late William L. Sr. and Bertha Ludwick Shade.
Bill was a U.S. Army veteran
, who served during World War II
and the Korean War
. He had been employed by the GE Co. for 23 years, prior to his retirement. He had also previously been employed by the PA Railroad in Altoona for 23 years.
Widower of Betty L. Shade, his wife of 53 years.
Surviving are one son, William L. Shade and his wife, Deborah; and one daughter, Kay Ann Lockwood and her husband, Ronald, all of Erie; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Daniel S. Shade; one brother, Budd Shade; and five sisters, Florence Krutz, Dorothy Geist, Eleanor Snowberger, Emily Harris, and Leona Parks.
Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited to attend the Funeral Service there on Wednesday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Shawn Clerkin. Interment, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery with full military honors, conducted by American Legion Carl Neff Post 571. Memorials may be made to either the Disabled American Veterans, Robert Johns Chapter #73, P.O. Box 3415, Erie, PA 16508 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com