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D. Wade Calkins

Cincinnati - D. Wade Calkins, age 74, passed away suddenly on September 12, 2018. Cherished husband of Carol Yager Calkins, loving father of Chris Calkins and the late David Calkins, dear brother of Linda McLaughlin. He was a Vietnam Era veteran, reaching rank of Staff Sargent. He was stationed at Wiesbaden Air Force base, Germany at the Communications Center. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP) as an Industrial Designer. He spent the majority of his career working for Amano Cincinnati designing time clocks and parking equipment. He was granted a patent for one of his designs. His passion was woodturning and for many years he was a member of the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 10-11AM with a funeral service at 11AM at the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208. Interment immediately following at Spring Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the League for Animal Welfare, 4193 Taylor Rd. Batavia, OH 45103, in memory of D. Wade Calkins, or The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1903, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433. Spring Grove Elden Good in charge of arrangements, www.springgrove.org.
Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Sept. 16, 2018
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