George F. Shade

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Friday, July 29, 2022
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Secor Funeral Home
New Washington, Ohio

Visitation 2:
Saturday, July 30, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Sulphur Springs, Ohio

Saturday, July 30, 2022
11:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Sulphur Springs, Ohio

George F. Shade, age 94, of New Washington, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Altercare Nursing Facility in Bucyrus, Ohio.  He was born on February 23, 1928 in New Washington, Ohio to the late Ira and Anna (Wiegman) Shade.  George was a 1946 graduate of Chatfield High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He worked on the railroad for 44 years, starting with AC&Y Railroad and later retired from Norfolk and Southern Railway and he was a lifelong farmer.  He was an active member of the community including the New Washington Golden Gems, St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sulphur Springs and a 70-year member of the American Legion Post 405.  He was an avid gardener and loved Buckeye Central and OSU sports.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Paul) Weinberger of Johnstown, Ohio; son, James (Melissa) Shade of New Washington, Ohio; grandchildren, Amanda (Adam) Selvey, Isaac (Lauren Webster) Erckert, Laura Erckert, Adam Erckert, Tyler Shade, and Jacob Shade; great grandchild, Seif Selvey and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen (Buchanan) Shade whom he married on August 16, 1958 and a brother, Paul Shade and sister, Mary Deacon.

Visitation will be at Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio on Friday, July 29, 2022 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.  Visitation will continue at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4707 Ridgeton-Annapolis Road, Sulphur Springs, Ohio 44881 on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 10:00 AM until the time of his service at 11:00 AM with Pastor Hans Scherner officiating.  Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Washington, Ohio.  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Washington Veterans Memorial Park Fund or the Buckeye Central Athletic Boosters.  Online condolences may be made to George’s family by visiting


Paul Marsano - Aug 10, 2022
I met George while transporting him to kidney dialysis for Crawford County Council on Aging. I very much enjoyed talking to him about his life and the railroad. I will miss those talks. My sympathy to the family.
Tom and Kim Long - Aug 7, 2022
Jim and Linda, Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You have been in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul & Alma Ault - Jul 29, 2022
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Lois Kehres - Jul 28, 2022
My deepest sympathy to all the family. Always enjoyed talking with him at any of the BC games and at the New Washington Senior Center. He will be missed by many. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Garry &Laurie Kaple - Jul 28, 2022
Our sincere sympathies. I always enjoyed the conversation with George when I would run into him. Prayers for your family!
Shirley Athy - Jul 27, 2022
Melissa and James so sorry for your loss. You sre in my thoughts and prayers Shirley Athy
Jim/Bertha/Jen Carter - Jul 27, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap his comforting arms around your family. Another Angel entered HIS Kingdom.
Diana Schott - Jul 27, 2022
Dear Linda and family, Sending you my love and prayers on the passing of your Dad. Take care my dear friend and know that God is with all of you.
Chris Strickling - Jul 27, 2022
Linda I'm so sorry for your and your family's loss. It looks like your father lived a full life. I guess you must have inherited his green thumb. My heart goes out to you.