Henry C. Shade Sr., 68, mechanic, woodworker

January 18, 2003

Henry C. Shade Sr., 68, mechanic, woodworker

Henry C. Shade Sr., a retired automobile mechanic and woodworker, died of a heart attack Thursday at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. He was 68 and lived in Granite.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Locust Point, Mr. Shade graduated from Southern High School.

He began his career as a mechanic in the 1950s working for Jerry's Chevrolet, first in Govans and later after the dealership relocated to East Joppa Road in Towson.

In 1978, he purchased Wagner's Service Center on Liberty Road in Randallstown, which he operated until retiring in 1997. The business is now owned and operated by a son.

Mr. Shade was a former member of the Randallstown-Liberty Exchange Club. He was a member of the Boumi Temple, Parkville Eastern Star No. 100 and Corinthian Masonic Lodge No. 93 A.F. & A.M.

An accomplished woodworker, Mr. Shade enjoyed making eagles, rocking chairs and picnic tables, which he gave away to family and friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road in Winfield.

Mr. Shade is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Cookie E. Minor; two sons, Henry C. Shade Jr. of Federal Hill and Gary W. Shade of Finksburg; two daughters, Christina Blucher of Owings Mills and Dolly Link of Marriottsville; two sisters, Eva Timchula of Glen Arm and Eleanor Shade of Pasadena; and nine grandchildren.

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