Wednesday, August 19, 2015

George A. Shade (August 11, 2015)

George A. Shade, age 73, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at his residence. He was born on Dec. 20, 1941 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Carl & Mildred (Young) Shade.

He graduated from Ansonia High School in 1959. He was employed at McCalls and Newsweek Magazine in Dayton prior to opening the Harley Davidson Dealership in Richmond, IN in 1976. He was a life member of Treaty City Motorcycle Club, Harley Owners Group and the White Water Valley Hog Chapter. The loves of his life besides his family were farming and riding his motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Louise A. (Klinger) Shade; son, Greg Shade of Russia; daughter, Kim (Jon) Keller of Arcanum; brothers, Kent Shade of Toledo and Michael (Linda) Shade of South Carolina; sisters, Carol (Roy) Burnett of Rhode Island and Donna (Robert) Herron of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be sent to