Frank S. Wade
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90, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2021, his 64th wedding anniversary to his beloved wife, Anne. He had been under short-term hospice care at Jennings Center for Older Adults. Preceded in death by parents Frank and Apolonia (nee Jendrzejewski) Wojtkiewicz and brother, Edward; Survived by his wife, Anne (nee Sever) and his children, Matthew (Jennifer) Wade; Claire (Michael) Guisfredi; Maggie Wade (Rob Garcia); Anne (Raymond) Wedgeworth; Polly (David) Ryder; Daniel Wade; and Nancy (Joshua) Stoessner. Much-loved grandfather of 10: Monica, Ellen, Martha, Annie, Leah, John, Ben, Nate, Annamae, and Matt; dear uncle and great uncle. Friends may call on Sunday, May 9, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at FORTUNA FUNERAL HOME, 7076 Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 4940 Broadview Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109. Face masks are required and social distancing will be observed. A maximum of 60 people are permitted inside the funeral home at any given time. The family wishes to thank the staff at Jennings Center for Older Adults for their gentle, compassionate hospice care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Jennings Center or St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. For a full obituary please visit Frank's page at www.fortunafuneralhome.com

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Published in The Plain Dealer from May 6 to May 9, 2021.
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May 13, 2021
Matt, sending lots of prayers to you and your family. Joe always spoke so highly of your dad. God bless him. God bless your family . Sincerley , Moe
Maureen Bergman
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May 13, 2021
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Virginia Souders
May 11, 2021
Thank you, Mr. Wade, for your devotion of your time and expertise to the Lumen Cordium girls’ sports teams. Sympathies and prayers to the Wade Family.
Susan Jatsek
May 10, 2021
Josh, Nancy, Ben and Nate - my sincere and heartfelt sympathy. I know how much he was loved by his family and may you cherish the memories forever....Love, Aunt Kim
Kim Ockunzzi
May 10, 2021
My condolences to the Wade family. I think I was on the first basketball team at St. Pius that Mr. Wade coached. He was a great coach and instilled confidence in all of his players. He made a positive impression on so many people.
Ed Hurtuk
Friend
May 9, 2021
I am one of those many individuals who benefitted from the generosity of Mr. Wade. He was always encouraging and willing to share his time and resources to help the young athletes at St. Pius and Chanel High School to advance. He was a great man. I am, and will be forever grateful.
Matthew Pocta
Friend
May 9, 2021
Sending sympathy and love to my good friend Maggie and the whole Wade family during this time. From what Maggie has shared, I know the family is very close and I’ve always admired how much you all stay connected and supportive to each other. May you find peace and comfort in your memories and in each other. Much love, Connie
Connie Gallippi
Friend
May 8, 2021
My memories of Mr. Wade go back to 1978 when Claire and I met at BGSU. When I visited her in Cleveland he was always so friendly and thoughtful, asking lots of questions about what was going on in my life. He was very funny too and always had lots of stories to share. He knew alot about alot of things. I will forever remember his kind and gentle spirit.
Becky (Burns) Chodzin
Friend
May 8, 2021
I met Frank in 1968 playing softball for CCS. He was always a smart common sense guy and gentleman. We both had ties to St. Pius X and Chanel. As time went on, we would run into each other and he would always ask about my family. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to the family. We know Frank is now in the GREATEST BALLFIELD.
Greg Caspio
Friend
May 8, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to the Wade Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Wade was such a positive influence to me in my teens. He and my father coached the best softball team Lumen ever had, always supportive and uplifting. A wonderful man that left me with a lot of fond memories.
Jill Dileno and Jim Trovato(father)
Friend
May 8, 2021
Frank had a strong influence on my life. He led by example and was a very fair and caring man. He always had kind things to say. He was my basketball coach at St Pius and he gave me a job at Quality Bolt and Screw my Sophomore year at Ohio State University. I think of him often. He will be missed! Gary Woznicki
Gary Woznicki
Friend
May 7, 2021
Dear Anne & The Wade Family,

My deepest sympathy for your loss.

My sisters & I have so many fond memories of your father coaching our CYO teams and helping my mother learn to coach basketball & softball. He was a great mentor for us all.

Marie Bahensky
May 7, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family. Frank helped me in our younger years when I start coaching basketball at St Pius. He was very helpful and always there when I needed him.
Dan Florian
May 7, 2021
To our dear sister-in-law Maggie and family. Both Richard and I send our deepest sympathies to the entire family. We only met your father once at your beautiful wedding and what I remember most were the kind words he said about our parents and Rob. Rob spoke highly of his father-in-law and the many get togethers he enjoyed. And you Maggie are more than a sister-in-law you're our Sister. May your father rest in peace.
Richard/Marie Ivona
Family
May 7, 2021
To Anne and Family, my deepest sympathy and God's blessings and peace to you and your family. Frank was a mentor in sports and life to some of our young sons. Thank you
Mary Ann Kunkel
Acquaintance
May 7, 2021
My condolences to Claire and your family. I know from the many stories you have shared, what a tremendous influence your dad was in your life. I hope you find comfort in knowing he lived a long and deeply fulfilling life.
Sandy Demascio
Friend
May 7, 2021
To the Wade family, So sorry for your loss.You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Wade & Pat Wisdom
May 7, 2021
Claire and family - thinking and praying for you all during this time of loss. Resurrection peace✝
Dawn Milner
Friend
May 7, 2021
"Kielbasa Kid" was an old friend of my mom's, but he was among my newest friends. We started playing Words With Friends about 18-months ago, and we played daily--typically two simultaneous games. We built a game history quickly, but we also got to know each other through text. If I missed a game, he checked on me. He asked after my family, and he encouraged me in the game and in life. He was kind and caring, and I miss him every day (even though I almost never won a game!). I'm grateful to have been connected with him and the amazing Wade family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. He was a treasure.
Barbra Wells
Friend
May 7, 2021
Mr. Wade was well-liked and a pillar in the St. Pius community years ago when we were there as well as a great family man too. Prayers and condolences to the whole Wade family.

Mike Cirner
Mike Cirner
May 7, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Anne and the family. Frank will be remembered for his presence at and generous support of St. Peter Chanel High School. May he rest in peace. Sending prayers to the family.
BARBARA NIESZCZUR
Friend
May 6, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am keeping you in my prayers.
Leslie Kuss (Clayton)
Friend
May 6, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Wade family. Mr Wade was a good man. You family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Paul DePompei
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