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Cleveland D. Wade, 86, Harrisburg, son of late Turner and Fannie Wade, passed away April 1, 2021. A Korean War Army Veteran, he was a golf pioneer for the African American Community, a musician, singer/songwriter. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by son, Douglas E. Williams. Surviving are children, Debbie Porter, Douglas Smith, Bryan and Justin Wade; aunt, Maxine Cooke; grands, great-grands, other relatives. Private Service (family/close friends), 11 a.m., Friday, April 9th, Wallace Funeral Directors; public viewing/visitation, 10 a.m. wallacefd.com, full obituary, online streaming.

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Published in Patriot-News from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2021.
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April 9, 2021
I've only interacted with him a handful of times but from those few moments I will forever think of him as a genuinely nice man. I only knew him from Hadiya but I could count on him dropping by every Christmas to drop off money not only for her but for my son and my daughter - which he didn't have to do. My prayers go out to his family, friends and loved ones. I wish I would've had more opportunities to get to know him more.
Adrian DuBose
Acquaintance
April 7, 2021
To Mr. Wade's family,
Mr. Wade was an awesome man who spent countless hours teaching the children of Harrisburg the game of golf along with the necessary skills of life. He was well respected by the golf community and served as a father figure to many. As the former Director of Harrisburg Parks and Recreation, I had the pleasure to work with Mr. Wade for many years. His devotion to the Harrisburg youth will be remembered for many years to come. He was a kind and caring man who had a tremendous amount of talent and was always willing to share it with the community that he loved.

Rest in Peace Mr. Wade and know that you have touched the lives of many people throughout your life! Everyone who knew him, loved him!

Sincerely,

Tina Manoogian-King
Tina Manoogian-King
April 6, 2021
I am extremely grateful to have met and known Mr. Wade. For anyone that doesn't know, he developed a golf program for inner-city kids with Mr. Hunter to help teach kids the game of golf while keeping them out of less productive activities during their summer break. He coached myself and hundreds of others the game of golf at Reservoir Park. At the time it drove me crazy having to get up early and go down to the park to hit and chase golf balls all over the grounds (especially considering I did not have the best of aim), but I learned a game that I will play for as long as I am able to. Mr. Wade was direct and brutally honest because he wanted the best for all of us. As a young adult, I am forever appreciative that I was able to be a student/friend of Mr. Wade. I am still using the set of clubs he provided me and can hear him saying "Say man, bring your hands together before you swing that club!"
John Paul Livingston
Student
April 6, 2021
I am extremely grateful to have met and known Mr. Wade. For anyone that doesn't know, he developed a golf program for inner-city kids with Mr. Hunter to help teach kids the game of golf while keeping them out of less productive activities during their summer break. He coached myself and hundreds of others the game of golf at Reservoir Park. At the time it drove me crazy having to get up early and go down to the park to hit and chase golf balls all over the grounds (especially considering I did not have the best of aim), but I learned a game that I will play for as long as I am able to. Mr. Wade was direct and brutally honest because he wanted the best for all of us. As a young adult, I am forever appreciative that I was able to be a student/friend of Mr. Wade. I am still using the set of clubs he provided me and can hear him saying "Say man, bring your hands together before you swing that club!"
John Paul Livingston
Student
April 6, 2021
RIP Cleveland, you never changed from the first day you and my brother became friends. Always pleasant with a kind word, now playing golf above.
Gwen Williams & Family
Friend
April 6, 2021
To the family my deepest condolences. Cleve will truly be missed but not forgotten a longtime friend. God's blessings.
Theresa Wise
Friend
April 5, 2021
Dear Brian and family,
Extremely saddened to learn of the passing of your father. I saw him last summer at the driving range giving a lesson to a new golfer; it was great to see him enjoying doing what he loved to do. God bless and comfort you and your family.
Keith D. Mitchell
Friend
April 5, 2021
Mr. Cleveland thanks for the memories. Take your rest , it was my pleasure to have known you. I remember seeing you at Ms. Fannies when Douglasville and I would visit. RIP.
Hubert Simpson
Friend
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