Joseph James "Jake" Wade, IV

April 17, 1984 ~ August 18, 2021 (age 37)


Joseph James "Jake" Wade IV, 37, died on August 18, 2021 in Santa Rosa, California. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father and friend.

Born April 17, 1984 Jake learned from a very young age the value of family, love of nature and hard work. His first job started in grade school, working in his father’s local Wine Country Pasta shop and continued through his high school years at Justin Sienna. Attending Diablo Valley College, he became interested in finance and went on to be a “master of his craft” in the residential and commercial lending business. Working at Pinnacle Capital Mortgage and most recently at Finance of America where he was a member of the Presidents club for the past several years, Jake was known for his diligent and passionate work ethic. He became a mortgage lender because he loved helping people realize their dream of owning a home and building wealth through real estate.

After being together for two years, he married Nicole Cochran and together they realized their own dreams of family with the birth of their two daughters. Jake was a loving father who took great pride and joy in creating “field trip” adventure experiences for his daughters to the Sonoma botanical gardens, fishing, beach trips, lunch dates, hiking through the redwoods and strolling through the pumpkin patch to name a few. He cherished time with his family and loved big family celebrations, holidays and Sunday dinners where cooking together was an integral part of each gathering.

Born and raised in Sonoma, Jake had a great appreciation for the outdoors and spent time taking memorable fishing and camping trips with his brother and father. Jake was also an avid golfer and automotive enthusiast who enjoyed the thrill of driving fast cars.

Although Jake died far too young, he will be remembered for his candid sense of humor, contagious laughter and his love and devotion to his family and daughters. He will be deeply missed.

There will be a private celebration of Jake’s life at a later date. Private inurnment. Inquiries can be made to CONNEELY FAMILY Cremation & Funeral Services at 707.838.8883 or by visiting

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