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1607 East Perkins Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-626-3632
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David Alan Schade

David Alan Schade, passed with peace and grace on March 4, 2015, with his family at his side.

He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Howard and Barbara (Wheaton) Schade.

David was dearly loved by his wife, Theresa; son, Christopher; step-daughters, Carla (Gabe) Goodsite, Kaleigh (Andrew) Roeder and Chelsea Turco; step-grandchildren, Gabriella, Gracelynn and Deegan. David was the oldest of 8 amazing siblings, Kathleen (Nipple), John, Steve, Marianne (Heyduk), Joseph, Howard, Trish (Stachowiak), Peter and several nieces, nephews and many loyal and caring friends.

David was born in Oakland, California on December 28, 1945 and moved to Cleveland as a young boy.

He attended West Technical High School. He went onto accomplish his Journeyman Tool & Die Maker certification. David was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, NRA, and the Huron Eagles. For many years he was a member of Catawba Moorings, where he was respectfully referred to as, "Fisherman Dave." In David's spare time he was accomplished at woodworking, gardening and perfecting his airbrush painted fishing spoons. David had a great respect for the outdoors. He loved camping, boating, fishing, hunting, cooking and bird watching. David was a humble man about his many talents, and could even fix a broken heart. He will always be remembered as a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and neighbor, and working with his hands.
David was employed by Tinnerman, TRW and Ford Motor Company, finishing his career as a Operational Manager at Ventra Sandusky.

Friends may call on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. A rosary service for David will start at 6:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 10:30 am at St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron with Father Jeff McBeth presiding.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Abdo Haddad and Dr. David Brill for their care. If you wish, donations may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, Cancer Services of Erie County, 505 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Heartland Hospice of Fremont, 907 W. State St., Fremont, OH 43420.

May he be at peace on the shores of The Lake at sunrise. He leaves us heavy in sadness, but rich in memories.

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