Donald Frederick Wade passed away on April 10, 2014, at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, of a heart attack. He was 63. Born in Concord, MA -- a town he would forever think of as his home -- to the late Guy Donald and Florence Wade, he moved to Stamford, CT, in 1984, and lived there for the remainder of his life.
Don was unwavering in his limitless love for his wife, Julia, and children, Ben, Darcy, and Andy, all of whom survive him and miss him terribly. He is also survived by his brother and sister, David and Annie, who cherish his memory. Lastly, he is survived by his constant companion, Oscar the Cat.
Don held dear his childhood memories, including his time spent as a caddy at Concord Country Club, and at Concord High School, where he was a multiple-sport athlete, president of the student body, and voted best dressed for the "Don Wade Fashion Collection." He went on to receive his BA from the University of Miami, supported by the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund.
Don was a talented writer and editor for a variety of publications, including 17 years at Golf Digest, and the author of more than 30 books, among them the best-selling "And Then Jack Said to Arnie..." series, and the well-reviewed golf espionage thriller, "Take Dead Aim".
Don will be remembered by many for his great stories, humor, selflessness, and beautiful golf game, which included innumerable rounds at Stanwich Country Club, where he was a member for many years.
Funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 2 PM at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2810 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, CT. A wake will be held on Friday, April 18, from 4-8 PM at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Ouimet Fund.