Wade H. Stull

September 04, 1946 - May 12, 2023

Service: Service at a later date.


Wade H. Stull, of Ross Twp., passed away in his home unexpectedly, on Friday, May 12, 2023, due to sudden heart failure, at the age of 76. He was the most excellent, caring husband of Barbara Stull and a devoted, loving father to his children Shana Fabian, Wade A. Stull and Erika Stull. Wade took great joy in his wonderful grandchildren, Julia Fabian and Troy Fabian and relished attending Julia’s musical performances and Troy’s sports games.

Wade graduated from Kittanning High School and William Penn College. Wade was employed for 35 years by A. C. Dellovade, Inc. as Mgr. of Business Development before his retirement in 2020. In the course of his working life, he made many good friends and greatly enjoyed their camaraderie and the numerous great times spent together.
Wade always had a fondness for dogs and actually, at the age of 16, showed the family’s Welsh Terrier at Madison Square Garden. In recent years, not simultaneously, he was the “dogfather” of three Pomeranians – Ayla, Humphrey and most recently, A. J.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Shirley Stull and his brother, Jack W. Stull. In addition to his immediate family, Wade is survived by his former wife, Joanne Stull, sister-in-law, Connie Stull, his step-daughter, Sandra Shillinger-Gaggini and son-in-law,Gregg Gaggini.Wade was a most gregarious gentleman who could hold a conversation with almost anyone. He made everyone feel that they were very special. His sense of humor and quick wit brought smiles and laughter to everyone he was with. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. As per Wade’s request, no funeral service will be held. A celebration of Wade’s will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Orphans of the Storm or Ross/West View EMS.

 

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  • Duane Quinn

    This is sad news. Wade and Jack were neighbors and friends growing up. Lots of fun stuff.

  • The Zellefrow Cousins: Dana, Linda, Becky & Kelly

    We recently became aware and are so very saddened to hear of Wade’s passing. We each have wonderful memories of the many family times with Wade. All he needed to do was walk into a room and the world became brighter. Always a kind word, a funny story, a caring smile….he seemed to know just what was needed for any situation.
    Strong, yet tender-hearted. Bold, yet sensitive in nature. He was always making sure everyone was alright.
    Being across the country, Wade would call when he saw we were having a bad storm, or an earthquake, or even showing up when one of us was in the hospital (somehow donning a lab coat and stethascope) and became funny Dr. Stull, just to lighten the day, make you laugh (sometimes till you cried) and to offer any help. Wade was a ROCK. Solid, stable, and true.

    Wade was our eldest living Cousin, and we miss him with all our hearts.

    We love you Barbara! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you. Please let us know how we can help – even if just to lend an ear – or a shoulder.

    With Love,
    The Zellefrow Girls

  • Shari Stull

    Wonderful guy! Always made us laugh. You were so very blessed to have a dad like Wade.
    God Bless, DICKY & SHARI STULL

  • John F Wain

    A good man has gone to Heaven he will always be watching over the Stull family

  • Gail K. Adams

    Shannon, Erica and Wade: I am sincerely sorry for your loss. You were all great neighbors.
    Ericka, you got this! He’ll always be w/you, but he wouldn’t have left if he didn’t know you were capable. God Bless you all. 🌹💔

  • George Ashmen

    Heartfelt condolences to Barbara, Shana, Wade, Erika, and all Wade’s family and friends. His sudden passing left me stunned and devastated. As Wade’s college roommate, and close friend for fifty-eight years, we enjoyed probably a billion laughs, escapades galore, and oh my goodness..his stories…priceless! More importantly, Wade was a giver, thoughtful, and as Erika said, a “pick me up” person. His energy and good nature were infectious, Wade was a “foxhole guy”, and there aren’t many of those guys around.
    Perhaps, the greater the grief, the greater the blessing. When this enormous hole-in-my-heart begins to shrink, I’ll realize , even more fully, what a blessing it’s been to have had a friend like Wade for five decades.
    Loved that Guy!! RIP Wade!

  • George Ashmen

    Heartfelt condolences to Barbara, Shana, Wade, Erika, and all Wade’s family and friends. His sudden passing left me stunned and devastated. As Wade’s college roommate, and close friend for fifty-eight years, we enjoyed probably a billion laughs, escapades galore, and oh my goodness..his stories…priceless! More importantly, Wade was a giver, thoughtful, and as Erika said, a “pick me up” person. His energy and good nature were infectious, Wade was a “foxhole guy”, and there aren’t many of those guys around.
    Perhaps, the greater the grief, the greater the blessing. When this enormous hole-in-my-heart begins to shrink, I’ll realize , even more fully, what a blessing it’s been to have had a friend like Wade for five decades.
    Loved that Guy!! RIP Wade!

  • Marie Wingard

    We are so sorry to hear of Wade’s passing, our hearts and memories of him came flooding back. Old memories of good times and reccent times of working with Wade on the anniversary committee. May you his family remember him with joy, love and always that rye sense of humor he was blessed with to make everyone smie and love him.

  • Howard Orr

    One of our most memorable, easy going and remarkable classmates. He will be missed.

  • Allison Bentley

    One of my all time favorite people. I still use his one liners. Devastating to hear. Sending prayers to Barb and family.

  • Debra Salvi

    Wade was one if a kind, his humor lit up the room. He loved to have a good time and he made sure that everyone around him was happy. We will all miss Wade.
    Praying for my cousin, Barbara.

  • Emily Rattay

    Praying for you and your family , Love Always Em

  • Ursula And Winfried Schmiedberg

    We would always see Wade on our neighborhood walks. It was always be a pleasure to talk to Wade. He always take out some time to talk
    We miss him a lot.

  • Christine Carballal

    Sympathy to the family. Already miss seeing Wade in the street

  • JoAnn and Irv Portnoy

    Dear Barbara,
    So very sorry for your loss. Wade was a great guy and will be missed by many. Again, our deepest sympathies.
    Sincerely
    JoAnn and Irv just

  • Erika Stull

    Dad, you were my rock, my ear, my pick me up when I needed you! I know God needed you, but I need you more, I hope you stay by my side. I am scared without you by my side! You have been the male in my life that I have looked up to all my life! I love you and I am happy that you are with Nonnie, Gumpy, Puppa, Nana, Auntie Marilyn, Uncle Jack, Kobe, Abby, Ayla, Humphrey, Just give me a sign to know you are safe, healthy and happy…and watching over us…I need you dad! I love you! Erika

  • Alice and Bob Moore

    Wade will surely be missed in our community. Outside with the dog(s) he was always ready to have conversations with all who passed by. Sometimes there would be a group of people enjoying the conversations and fellowship and that seemed like an impromptu party.
    Prayers and love to Barb, his wife.

 

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