Obituary for Wade

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday December 08, 2002

Major General Sidney Scott Wade, USMC (Ret), passed away on November 24, 2002. A longtime resident of Albuquerque, General Wade was born in Bloomington, Illinois, in 1909. He was preceded in death by his wife of many years, Doris Edwards of Pensacola, Florida. He is survived by a son, Sidney Scott Wade, Jr. of Virginia; daughter, Annetta Wade Williams of Albuquerque; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. General Wade joined the Marines in 1928, and following a year's enlisted service received an appointment to the US Naval Academy. Following graduation in the class of 1933, and commissioning in the Marine Corps, he served on sea duty until 1935 when he was assigned to the 4th Marines in Shanghai, China, for two years. During World War II he served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater participating in various combat operations from the Solomon Islands to Okinawa. During the Korean conflict he served as Commanding Officer of the 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. In 1958 he was Commanding General of all Marine Forces in Lebanon. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit with combat"V" (3 awards). At the time of his retirement in November, 1967, he was serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia. Cremation has already taken place. In accordance with the General's wish, there will be no Memorial Service.