April 8, 1925 ~ July 31, 2022
Resided in: Meriden, CT
John “Jack” Harold Gade, 97, husband of the late Hedwig Gudrian Gade, passed away at the Bradley Home on July 31, 2022. A lifelong resident of Meriden, he was born on April 8, 1925 to the late Richard and Clarice Nevin Gade. As the Gade family were founding members of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jack grew up in the parish and became an active member of the church community. Jack’s trade was in Tool & Die having worked for Eyelet Specialty Co. in Wallingford and Pye Hogan in Meriden. He was also a lifetime member of the Meridian Lodge #77. An active man, Jack and Hedwig enjoyed many adventures while on cruises and traveling around Europe.
Jack will be lovingly remembered by his nephews and nieces, Richard (Judy) Dickinson, Lawrence Knowles, Karen Lindsey, George Knowles, Linda Salter, Gary Dickinson, Sandra Gade, and many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Dorothy Dickinson, Clarice Knowles, Norman Gade and Lawrence Gade. His family would like to thank the Pavilion Staff at the Bradley Home for their years of caring for Jack, supporting not just him but his family, and for making his time with them feel like home.
Friends and family are invited to a Graveside Service on Saturday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m. in Walnut Grove Cemetery. BEECHER & BENNETT-FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden in care of arrangements.
You will be greatly missed Uncle Jack. A photo of myself sitting on your lap in our old yard still sits in my office today of me playing with your elbow skin. Every memory i have that will always be my fondest. Always so kind and gentle to me throughout my childhood. Sorry to see you go and hope to cross paths sometime in the future. You will always hold a special place in my heart.
Your Great Nephew,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Jack had a full life and touched many lives.
During our time at Immanuel, Meriden (1970-1986), Jack was a very active member, most helpful and caring, both he and Hedy. Jack served well on the Property committee many years, as well as usher and greeter, etc. Rest In Peace faithful servant.
Very sorry to learn of Jacks passing. I booked many trips for he and Hedwig at Squire Travel back in the day. Always so friendly and kind.
My sympathy to his surviving family.