FENTON, MO (KTVI)– A Fenton neighborhood turned its annual holiday party into a special remembrance for a man who cared deeply about the community. Harold Bade died Saturday. He was in his second term as alderman here.
For 15 years Harold Bade and his wife would join together with neighbors from their subdivision for a holiday party. Friends say Bade would want the party to go on, and it did Tuesday night. Only this time instead of enjoying the holidays they celebrated Bade’s life and his service to Fenton and those around him.
The flags at city hall were lowered to half-staff. He was 70 years old when he passed. Memories of his sense of humor and his work for Fenton will live for many more years. Ron Bray was Bade’s good friend. Bray said, “Harold was generous, he was funny he was comedian all the time with you he was my best friendand he will be missed.”
Fenton Mayor Mike Polizzi added, “What he did is he loved this cityand he did everything honest, fairand he looked out for the people in the city of Fenton. He got involved with the Fenton chamber of commerce.” The said after Bade sold his Fenton business a few years ago he wanted to get more involved in the community and jumped into politics winning a seat on the board of alderman. He will be missed by many people.