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Robert W. Wade

Indianapolis, 85, passed away peacefully at home on February 16, 2014. He was born February 11, 1929 in Frankfort, IN to the late Thurl and Zula Wade. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, JoAnne Wade; daughters, Stephanie (Keith) DeTrude, Jennifer (Tracy) Mitchell; five grandchildren; along with his sister, Margaret Wade Rooker.

Bob was a proud graduate of Shortridge High School and Loyola University (CA) where he played basketball; he earned his JD from the IU School of Law in 1962. He practiced law in Indianapolis for over four decades.

Prior to his legal career, Bob served his country honorably as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Active in his community, Bob was Past President of the Sertoma Club of East Indianapolis. His athletic passion was golf; he relished playing golf at Hillcrest Country Club.

Bob was an active member of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis and First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs, FL, his winter home for the past 15 years.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation at Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory, Harry W. Moore Chapel , 8151 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a Christian Memorial Service immediately following at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Bob's favorite charity Camp Sertoma, P.O. Box 50532, Indpls, IN 46250. Friends may sign his online guestbook at:

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 18, 2014
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