William Leamer Shade Jr. was born 18 January 1923 in Geeseytown, Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States to William Leamer Shade Sr. (1877-1944) and Bertha Olive Lodwick (1882-1965) and died 26 July 2014 Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States of America of unspecified causes. He married Betty Lorraine Foor (1926-1998) 10 February 1945 in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States.

William L. Shade, age 91, of Harborcreek Twp., passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was born in Geeseytown, Pa., January 18, 1923, son of the late William L. Sr. and Bertha Ludwick Shade.

Bill was a U.S. Army veteran, who served during World War II and the Korean War. He had been employed by the GE Co. for 23 years, prior to his retirement. He had also previously been employed by the PA Railroad in Altoona for 23 years.

Widower of Betty L. Shade, his wife of 53 years.

Surviving are one son, William L. Shade and his wife, Deborah; and one daughter, Kay Ann Lockwood and her husband, Ronald, all of Erie; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Daniel S. Shade; one brother, Budd Shade; and five sisters, Florence Krutz, Dorothy Geist, Eleanor Snowberger, Emily Harris, and Leona Parks.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited to attend the Funeral Service there on Wednesday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Shawn Clerkin. Interment, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery with full military honors, conducted by American Legion Carl Neff Post 571. Memorials may be made to either the Disabled American Veterans, Robert Johns Chapter #73, P.O. Box 3415, Erie, PA 16508 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To send condolences, visit - See more at:


Offspring of William Leamer Shade and Betty Lorraine Foor (1926-1998)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Lee Shade (1945) 28 November 1945 Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States Faith Elaine Jones (1946) Lila (Shade) Faith Elaine Jones (1946) Lila (Shade) Deborah Mae Taccone (1950)
Kay Ann Shade (1947)
Daniel S Shade (1951-1979) 24 May 1951 Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States 29 August 1979 Erie, Pennsylvania, United States Deborah Mae Taccone (1950-)



#g1: Offspring of William Leamer Shade Sr. (1877-1944) and Bertha Olive Lodwick (1882-1965)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Florence Jannette Shade (1910-1988) , ,
Dorothea Elizabeth Shade (1912-1998) , ,
Eleanor Susie Shade (1913-1990) , ,
Emily Anona Shade (1916-1983) , ,
Leona Blanche Shade (1920-1986) , ,
William Leamer Shade Jr. (1923-2014) 18 January 1923, Geeseytown, Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States 26 July 2014, Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Betty Lorraine Foor (1926-1998)
Bud Emmett Shade (1926-1999) , ,


  • 1. William Leamer Shade Jr. (1923-2014)

Public Records

  • United States Federal Census
    • 1930 Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania - #195 195 - 209 Franklin Street
      • William L Shade, 53 PA, head, owns home worth $3800, married 28 years, Blair county blacksmith
      • Bertha O Shade, 48 OH, wife, practical nurse
      • Florence J Shade, 18 PA, daughter
      • Elinore S Shade, 16 PA, daughter
      • Emily A Shade, 13 PA, daughter
      • Leona B Shade, 9 PA, daughter
      • William L Shade Jr., 7 PA, son
      • Budd E Shade, 3 9/12 PA, son
    • 1940 Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania - #226 - 209 Franklin Street
      • William Shade, 63 PA, head, 8th grade, worked 42 hours in week, local jail turnkey, income $1500, owns home worth $3000
      • Bertha Shade, 58 OH, wife, 7th grade
      • Emily Shade, 23 PA, daughter,3 years high school, seeking work
      • Leona Shade, 19 PA, daughter, 8th grade
      • William Shade Jr., son, 17 PA 8th grade, seeking work
      • Budd E Shade, 13 PA, son, 7th grade

Other Records

  • World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  • R.L. Polk & Co's Hollidaysburg Directory
    • Shade Wm L (Betty L) USA r209 Franklin
  • US Public Records Index
    • 1994 - William L Shade Birth Date: 18 Jan 1923 Address: 6719 Elmer Dr, Harborcreek, PA, 16421
  • Birth Certificate of William Leamer Shade (From the collection of William Allen Shade)


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