Maurice Wade, a 41-year Rockaway resident, died June 1.
Wade was born in Brooklyn. He was a retired attorney-Merchant Mutual Ins., a 50-year columnist "Opinion Column" for Bay Ridge Home Reporter, and an active member of St. Thomas More Church and the Rockaway Interfaith Council.
He was preceded in death by his son, Maurice F. Wade III; and daughter, Beverly Broadman.
Wade is survived by his wife, Rochelle Broadman-Wade; daughter, Patricia (Frederick) Schofield.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. All other arrangements were kept private.