Marie (Jones) Shade passed away on October 17, 2018. She was a graduate of Danville High School. Born in Kulpmont, PA she met and married Ralph Shade.
She wrote letters to Ralph as she followed and supported him from Syracuse University to Korean Service for the Army and then back to Pennsylvania and Bucknell University where she supported him by working at a bank in Danville. They later moved to Virginia and then to New Cumberland, PA for work, for the Pentagon. Little did Marie realize this place would no longer be another stop, but now a home, and not just for her but for generations after.
Marie was a strong willed woman that ran a ceramic and gift shop that ignited creativity in her community. After her husband died, she embarked on careers ranging from hotel hospitality (Sheraton West Shore to Giant Grocery as a florist).
She is surrounded in love by her daughter, Jennifer Shade. Granddaughter, Darian E. McCoy and Great-granddaughter, Riley M. McCoy. Predeceased in death by her husband, mother and father, Howard and Teresa Jones, Brothers: George Jones, Howard Jones, Jr., Robert Jones, Arthur Jones, Sr and nephew Arthur F. Jones Jr.
She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and more. She took pride in participating on all levels over decades. Anyone that knew Marie, knew that she was not afraid speak her mind.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 4-7 pm at the Fox-Eichelberger VFW Post 7415, located at 109 Third Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070. All are welcome to come share and celebrate the impact that Marie had on their lives.
Donations are being accepted by the family for the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance and Be the Change.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Shade family.