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Wade Lee Rothgeb

January 2, 2017
Wade Lee Rothgeb
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Wade Lee Rothgeb died in Lynchburg, VA January 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Marjorie; daughter, Janet; and second wife, Gloria Hereford. Born in Stephens City, Va in 1919, Wade graduated as valedictorian of his class from Stephens City High School, attended George Washington University, and was employed by Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company (AT&T) from 1941-1982. Wade volunteered to serve in the US Army (1943-1945) and fought with the 78th Infantry division, serving as a Battalion Sargent Major in the European theater during WWII; his service earning him a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Infantryman Badge. Returning to C & P Telephone, he was General Traffic Manager from 1958-1978 and Assistant Vice President from 1978 until his retirement. A devoted Redskins fan, Wade played saxophone in the original Redskins band. Dedicated to his local community, Wade was a charter member of the McLean Kiwanis Club, President of River Bend Golf and Country Club in Great Falls, VA, President of the Washington Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America, and a member of the Demolay Legion of Honor. He served on the Board of the International Visitors Information Service (a branch of Meridian House International), the Board of Trustees of Southeastern University, and the Advisory Board of First American Bank. He is survived by daughter, Kay Brimijoin; grandson, Bill Brimijoin, his wife, Megan, and great-grandson Cameron Brimijoin; and granddaughter, Perry Brimijoin, and her partner Alp Keceli. A celebration of Wade’s life will be held at 11:00 am on January 12, 2017 at Trinity Methodist Church, McLean, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Armed Services YMCA (

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