Albert "Al" Shade Jr. was born July 8, 1933 in Columbus Ohio the son of Albert J. Shade and Helen E. Shade. He passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Al served 2 years in the United States Army. He met his wife of 63 years at Nationwide Insurance. Al never met a stranger and never held a baby he couldn't rock to sleep. He was loved by all who met him and had a good word for all he met. He was quick witted and you never quite knew what he would say next. His laugh and his smile were contagious to anyone nearby. Al was an avid sports fan and loved his Buckeyes, playing softball and his years of bowling at Northern Lights. He coached for Northern Columbus Athletic Association for years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He followed Christ's example for living his life.
Al is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Rita Barnhard Shade, his son Jack Shade, daughter Lori Lynne Shade, Granddaughters Danielle Morgan and Kara (Derek) Rollyson, and Grandsons Shane Morgan and Tyler Shade, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson due October 2020. Also surviving him is his sister Barbara Wright and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Al and Helen Shade and his brother-in-law Clyde Wright.
Friends may call 4 to 5 pm Monday, June 15, 2020 at Westerville Community United Church of Christ, 770 County Line Rd., Westerville followed by a private family service at 5 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation Or to Westerville Community United Church of Christ.