Wade joined the Knights of Columbus, working his way through 4th degree; serving in various offices, including Grand Knight for 3rd degree and Faithful Navigator for 4th degree. He was a tireless and selfless volunteer, willing to help anybody in need. He expanded his love of crafts by starting a painting and craft class for seniors at Cardinal Woods. He helped the Knights set up a weekly rosary at another senior center and started visitations to nursing homes in the area. He was also a dedicated volunteer at the Madison Food Center.
Wade Stroup was a true “gentleman”, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by daughters, Cheryl Stroup, Carol (Paul) Hoover and Patricia (Jeff) Gifford; son, Wade Jr.; grandchildren Joseph (Megan) Hoover, Stacey (Vince) Calo and Eric (Kristin) Hoover, Megan and Aaron Stroup, Kelly (Matthew) Gifford, Bethany (Craig) Vergotz, and Christopher (Jessica) Edmonds; great-grandchildren, Kadence, Owen, and Peyton Vergotz, Ryan and Ethan Gifford, Isla and Giacomo Calo, and Brooklyn Hoover.
The family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 28th, at BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m., Thursday, August 29th, at Immaculate Conception Church in Madison, with Fr. Sean Donnelly presiding. Interment in North Madison Cemetery will follow the Services.
Contributions can be made in Mr. Stroup’s name to the Madison Food Center, 1954 Hubbard Road, Madison, Ohio 44057.
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