Cincinnati Enquirer, The (Nov/30/2005)

McDADE, Paul B.

McDADE Paul B. McDade, age 71 of Middletown, passed away at Middletown Regional Hospital on Monday, November 28, 2005 at 5:03 A.M. He was born in Palestine, Illinois on December 31, 1933 the son of Joseph Roscoe and Pauline (Wesley) McDade. Paul was a veteran of the Korean Conflict with the United States Navy from 1951 to 1954 and was employed in management at Champion International for 27 years, retiring in 1991. Paul was the vice-president of the National Quilting Association for two terms and the chairman of the 1984 national quilt show held in Oxford. An inventor of several quilt tools, he founded a number of quilt guilds including Ohio Valley, Oxford Piecemakers, Buckeye Blossoms, and the newly formed all-state Ohio Quilts. Paul was a master quilt judge certified by the National Quilting Association and had judged the Ohio State Fair, Kentucky State Fair, as well as numerous national and county quilt shows. Many of Paul's quilts have been published in articles and on the front covers of national quilt magazines. Two of his Mt. Mist quilts will soon be published in a special edition book. He taught quilting nationally at Miami University, Fitton Center, Butler County Joint Vocational School, and local grade schools. Paul co-chaired the largest volunteer quilt show for the Ohio Bicentennial celebration with 1255 quilts from all of Ohio-1/8s 88 counties. He had two one-man shows featuring over 50 of his award-winning quilts, and won many ribbons and Best of Shows for both his quilting and cooking skills. Recently he won not only the Ohio State Fair Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust contest, but also the National Grand Prize over 27 other state entrants. He is survived by his wife, Donna McDade of Middletown; two sons, John McDade and his wife Ellen of Chuluota, Florida and James McDade and his wife Denice of Greenville, Ohio; one daughter, Patricia Hurst of Middletown; two stepsons, Kenneth Coning and William Coning and his wife Janet, both of Middletown; stepdaughter, Heather Brokamp and her husband Allen of Elkhart, Indiana; two sisters, Joan Dyer of Oxford and Judith Strickland of Louisiana; eight grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jean Taylor. Funeral Service will be held at the Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 10 A.M. Burial will follow at Darrtown Cemetery. Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, from 5-8 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Senior Citizens Center, 922 Tollgate Drive Oxford, Ohio 45056.

Funeral Home: Brown-Dawson Funeral Home
Funeral Date: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.