Obituaries

Maureen Catherine Wade

Age 60 of Haddonfield, NJ, formerly of Drexel Hill and Upper Darby, PA

Passed away after a brief illness on April 30, 2018. Born in White Plains, NY, Maureen was a lifelong resident of Drexel Hill and Upper Darby PA.  She recently moved to Haddonfield NJ to be close to family.

Maureen will be lovingly remembered by daughter Maya Wade (Drew Cashner), grandchildren Dylan and Mackenzie Cashner, siblings Michael Wade (Debra Rush-Wade), Sheila Tobin (John), Patti Wade, Tim Wade (Abby Lang), Kevin Wade (Toni), Brian Wade (Linda), Eileen Wade-Stein (Dave), and many nieces, nephews, family members, friends and colleagues.

Maureen worked at Drexel University for over 30 years, including as a Systems Administrator.  She had degrees from both Penn and Drexel Universities.

Maureen dearly loved her grandchildren Dylan and Mackenzie and so many things in the world including cats, hiking, photography, bird watching, crocheting, novels, and being at the beach with family.  We are broken hearted and our world will never be the same.   Donations to The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund are appreciated.

A memorial gathering is being planned.   Please check back to this website, we will update when memorial plans are finalized.

UPDATE:

Dear Friends and Family,

Please join us on Saturday, June 16, to remember our beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend Maureen who passed away on April 30, 2018. Our family is hosting two events to celebrate Mo. All are welcome to attend one or both. To honor Maureen’s love of life, nature, and all things beautiful, we ask that you come dressed in a way that will make her smile.

9:00 am: Walk and Scattering of Ashes in Ridley Creek State Park
Maureen loved Ridley Creek where she hiked, took photos, and maintained the White Trail.  Years ago on a hike, she asked that her ashes be scattered there.

Enter Ridley from the Gradyville Road Main Entrance and park in Area 17.  We’ll gather at 9 am, rain or shine.  You can walk the trail or the paved loop.

11:00 am: Wallingford Community Arts Center – 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086, 610-566-1713
Parking is in front of the building.  Overflow parking ONLY on the Arts Center side of Plush Mill Road. https://communityartscenter.org/

Family and friends will gather informally at the Center from 11 to noon. At noon, a simple program will allow us to share stories about Maureen. All are welcome to share stories either in front of the whole group or together in small groups afterward. Maya welcomes anyone who wants to continue sharing stories long after the event to email them to her at mayablackbird@yahoo.com.

We look forward to being together on June 16.

Any questions, or to request a trail map, email Tim (timothy.paul.wade@gmail.com) or Brian Wade at breakframe@aol.com.  On the day of, you can call or text Brian at 610-606-1733 or Abby at 610-931-6715 and we’ll do our best to answer.