On Wednesday, September 27th, Terry M. Wadding of Northglenn, Colorado entered eternal rest after his battle with cancer.
Terry Wadding was born in 1956 to Myron and Joan Wadding at Fitzsimons Air Force Base and was the middle of their three children. After high-school, Terry enlisted in the United States Navy where he spent 21 years serving our country and retired in 1995 as STGC (SW). In 1987, he married his high-school sweet-heart, Diana Wadding, and continued to live in California where he was stationed until they moved back to Colorado where they have spent the last 30+ years.
Terry was not only a sailor, a friend, brother, son, husband but was also a father to his son, Chris Saia (married to Brittany Saia) and a grand-father to his four grand-children Alex, Anna, Emma, and Aden of Commerce City, Colorado. Terry loved to spend time with his grand-children fishing, teaching them how to golf, attending sporting events or just making sure they were spoiled.
During his time on Earth, Terry was larger than life! He was not only a son, brother, father, husband and grand-father but a friend and mentor to many. He loved to spend his time fishing on his boat, hunting, and riding his motor-cycle. He was a member of the American Legion Post 22 and the American Legion Riders where he served as chaplain for the group until just last year. Terry also was a member of the Masonic Free Masons and the El Jebel Shriners as well as various other organizations. After the Navy he had an established career in safety in the construction, oil and gas and insurance industries.
Terry was preceded in death by his father Myron Wadding and sister Mary Wadding.
He is survived by his wife Diana, mother Joan, step-son Chris Saia (Brittany), grand-children Alex, Anna, Emma and Aden Saia, brother Brian Wadding (Laurie), niece Caitlyn Caughey (John) and uncle Floyd Failor (Jackie) his cousins and many friends he has met along the way.
Terry will be interned and honored at Ft. Logan National Cemetery on Friday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. Prior to, there will be a celebration of life held at the American Legion Post 22 on Sunday, October 15th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Folds of Honor or the Colorado Veterans Project.