Alda A. Wade
LAVALE - Alda A. Wade, 87, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown, W.Va.
Born on Jan. 19, 1933, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Bernard A. and Elnora (Garlitz) Minnick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Wade; and her brothers, Jackson Minnick, Millard Minnick and Bernard Minnick Jr.
Alda was a 1949 graduate of Grantsville High School and was a member of Park Place United Methodist Church, LaVale.
She was a past member of Farrady Post 24 American Legion Auxiliary and was a former volunteer with the Republican Central Committee.
Alda loved spending time with her family. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed reading, sewing, and crocheting. She had a passion for nature and enjoyed spending time outdoors. She loved working in her yard and flower gardens and feeding the birds.
Surviving are her daughters, Deborah A. Cowder and Patricia G. Foster and husband, Robert; stepson, Michael R. Wade and wife, Shirley; stepdaughters, Joan M. Wade, Linda Durr and husband, Gary; brothers, Robert N. Minnick and Lettie, and Steven T. Minnick; grandchildren, Abby C. Foster and husband, David Pardo, Gregory L. Foster and wife, Elizabeth Springfield, and Mark H. Foster and friend, Corrina Strever; great-grandchildren, George E. and Ezra H. Pardo. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
At Alda's request there will be no services.
Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
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Published on March 25, 2020


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Tim and Cindy Campbell
Mar 31, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Alda's passing and for your loss! So much could be said about the years of being neighbors with Alda and Don. I guess it seemed the Wades and Campbell's would always occupy the end of Avondale Avenue and that somehow time would stand still. The wonderful memories of the years remain and Alda will be missed. God bless and comfort each of you as you grieve her loss.
Michelle Baker
Mar 30, 2020
Patty & Debbie

I just heard about your mom's passing today. I am so sorry. She was like a part of our family. I am so grateful that my parents had such an awesome neighbor/friend for all of their years. God bless you all & give you peace & comfort.
Carol Gaffney
Mar 28, 2020
I knew Sheriff Wade through my job with county and met Alda during this time. She was one of the nicest people I ever knew. I took her and Bernie Stotler to a few brunches and events. I never heard a negative comment from her about anyone. I was always struck by how beautiful she was inside and out. My condolences to you.
Nora Drake
Mar 25, 2020
Dear Patty, so sorry about your Mom, she was a lovely woman. I remember her caring so much for her cats and carrying them in a pillow case when she visited you. I would love to see you all but due to the circumstances of the virus and Denny still reporting to work, I am staying in the house. I hope you all are well otherwise, healthy and safe. I think of you all often, and to the days when we were neighbors with much fondness. Your mother was a gentle woman, and am sure she was proud of all of you. Take care, Nora & Denny