Ronald Wade, 72 of Auburn passed away Monday, March 9,2020 at SUNY Upstate Hospital in Syracuse, with his family at his side.He was a lifelong resident of Auburn, the son of the late Ernest and Pauline Wade. Ron was a very talented artist and writer. He was employed as a skilled painter and craftsman. Ron was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing with family and friends. Ron lived his life with the motto “work hard and play harder”.He is survived by his loving children, daughter Amy ( Dan) Heintz of Auburn, sons Shawn Wade of King Ferry, John ( Kelly) Wade of Union Springs, seven grandchildren Jeremy and Jackson Wade, Ashley,Emma, and Annie Wade, Jacob and Lucas Heintz, six siblings, David Wade, Christine Ruschak, Jack (Sharon) Wade, Mary ( Cliff) Blaisdell, Anne (Micky) Costello and Micky Bajanen. Ron was predeceased by his oldest brother Ernest Wade. He is survived by many close friends, especially Jean Longo and Rich Sarnicola as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of Ronnie’s life , will be held this Saturday afternoon , starting at 1:00 pm at the American Legion in Union Springs, where friends and relatives can join in sharing their memories and good times that they shared with Ron. Arrangements by Pettigrass Funeral Home.
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