- Feb 8, 2011: ADOPTED
- Feb 8, 2011: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
- Feb 1, 2011: REFERRED TO FINANCE
ATIVE RESOLUTION paying tribute to life and accomplishments of . Wade, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community S, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to ns of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great of New York; and EAS, John F. Wade of Biddeford, Maine, died on Saturday, January 1, at the age of 56; and EAS, Son of Sean and Rosaleen O'Shea Wade, John F. Wade was born lin, Ireland, on April 12, 1954, and arrived in America with his in October of 1958; and EAS, After growing up in Manhattan and Northern New Jersey, John de graduated from Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee in and two years later undertook graduate studies at Southern Illi- niversity in Carbondale, Illinois; and EAS, Shortly after graduation, John F. Wade went on to serve the ment in positions ranging from Director of Education to Chief of he also worked on numerous political campaigns in Washington New York and Maine; and EAS, This eminent man distinguished himself in his profession and sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare of mmunity; and EAS, John F. Wade's commitment to excellence, and his spirit of ty, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita- d civic endeavors; and EAS, After leaving government service, John F. Wade remained a cal activist dedicated to progressive and lesbian, gay, bisexual, ansgender causes and campaigns; and EAS, Moreover, a strong activist for social justice and education, ularly for women and minorities, John F. Wade acted as a dedicated tant and fiery volunteer until the Fall of 2010; and EAS, John F. Wade is survived by his loving mother, Rosaleen Wade; ister, Ann Marie, and one brother, Richard Wade; as well as four , Rosaleen, Christina, Lindsey and Diana, and one nephew, Ryan and EAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit, imbued with a sense of sion, and comforted by a loving family, John F. Wade leaves behind cy which will long endure the passage of time and will remain as a ting memory to all he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it LVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to pay e to the life and accomplishments of John F. Wade, distinguished n and devoted member of his community; and be it further LVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran- d to the family of John F. Wade.