Robert P. Wade Jr., 54, reporter for The Sun Robert P...

February 07, 2000

Robert P. Wade Jr., 54, reporter for The Sun

Robert P. Wade Jr., a former government reporter for The Sun, died Jan. 31 of complications related to a stroke at his brother's home in Damascus. He was 54.

Mr. Wade worked for The Sun during the early 1970s, covering City Hall, the General Assembly and Capitol Hill.

Born and raised in Essex, he received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in 1967. He worked as a personal assistant to journalist I. F. Stone before joining The Sun about 1971.

After leaving The Sun, he became public relations director of American Friends of the Hebrew University in New York, his last job before suffering a stroke.

For the past three years, he lived with his brother David A. Wade in Montgomery County.

"He was a real wit," David Wade said. "He was extremely intelligent, very devoted to his two young sons, and very politically active and aware."

Mr. Wade is survived by his wife, Deborah Cohen, and two sons, Samuel J. Cohen Wade and Aryah Cohen Wade, all of South Orange, N.J.; his mother, Rusty H. Wade of Essex; and another brother, Douglas S. Wade of Virginia Beach, Va.

Edith Virginia Klinejohn, 91, seamstress and bowler

Edith Virginia Klinejohn, an accomplished seamstress who bowled for many years, died in her sleep Saturday at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walkersville. She was 91.

Born in Norfolk, Va., Edith White moved with her family to Baltimore in 1910. She began working at a downtown department store while a teen-ager.

In 1927, she married Carl H. Klinejohn, who died in 1969.

Mrs. Klinejohn lived in Baltimore until 1950, when she moved to Towson. She lived there until she moved to Frederick in 1995 to be closer to her family.

Mrs. Klinejohn was a member of Bou Tem Sci Club of Baltimore for 50 years, serving as its president from 1959 to 1960. She bowled regularly in the club's league for more than 40 years and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Towson and a former member of the Daughters of the Nile and Order of the Eastern Star of Baltimore.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Gardens of Faith Memorial Garden, 4419 Kenwood Ave.

She is survived by a daughter, Diane Klinejohn Jones of Middletown; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.

Pub Date: 2/07/00

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