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Paul E. "Eric" Shade

September 7, 1970 ~ July 3, 2018 (age 47)

Paul E. “Eric” Shade, 47, of Wapakoneta passed away at 12:57 p.m.  Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s, Lima surrounded by his family after a yearlong battle with cancer.

He was born on September 7, 1970 in Landstuhl, Germany to Paul E. “Gene” & Karen K. (Herndon) Shade who survive in Wapakoneta.

Survivors include a son, Kaleb Shade of Wapakoneta; a brother Troy (Jamonah) Shade of Columbus Grove; niece and nephew Payton and Parker Shade; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who were more like brothers and sisters and a close friend, Jamie Baumer of Botkins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Gerald (Val) Herndon and Flossie (Harry) Dellinger; paternal grandparents, Paul & Mary Jo Shade and aunt and uncle, Ron and Linda Herndon Mooney.

Eric was a 1989 graduate of Wapakoneta High School.  He had worked at Copeland Corporation, Cotterman & Co. Roofing and the last 9 years at Lowe’s of Wapakoneta in the lumber department.  He was an avid Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Redwings and Michigan Wolverines fan and was also a sports card collector.  He loved all animals but took a special liking to reptiles-especially snakes.

Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta with burial at a later date.   Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cancer Association of Auglaize County, 120 S. Front St., St. Marys, OH 45885 or to Kaleb Shade for his education.

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