He was a fellow of the Health Physics Society (1968), the American Public Health Association (1988), and the American Nuclear Society (1988). Dade served for over 30 years on the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements and became a distinguished emeritus member of the council.
Always thinking and contributing, Dade was a prolific writer who authored or coauthored 250 journal articles, 75 letters to the editor, and two patents for radon reduction units. His textbook, Environmental Health (Harvard University Press, 1992), for which Dade published a fourth edition in June 2011, is the Harvard University School of Public Health’s preferred text for its course on the topic.
Despite his lifetime of achievements and accolades, Dade was a genuinely humble “country gentleman.” He was a monumental leader in every sense of the word, a skilled mentor to so many of us, and an inspiration to the thousands of students, employees, and colleagues who knew him. He was one of those rarefied gentle giants in our profession with a work ethic and moral compass for all of us to emulate.
Dade leaves 5 children and 16 grandchildren and a legacy of intellect, kindness, and humor. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty Jean, a most extraordinary woman in her own right. We will miss him sorely, yet we celebrate his accomplishments and are so thankful for the riches he bestowed on us.