Rest in Peace - Past Chief Thaddeus "Bud" Wilde
December 17, 2020

We are saddened to announce that past Chief Bud Wilde passed away this morning. Chief Wilde was a Life Member of Parkesburg Fire Company, a Charter Member of the Keystone Valley Fire Department, and big supporter of our organization.

Fire chief Brian Gathercole said, "Bud Wilde came into contact with many people in Western Chester County and the surrounding areas to help them during their time of loss. Well, this is a tough loss to the Parkesburg area. Bud Wilde was a big part of Parkesburg Fire Company and was part of the consolidation of KVFD. His lifetime contribution to the Fire Department, the Borough of Parkesburg, and the area will not be forgotten."

Thaddeus W. Wilde served as The following with Parkesburg Fire Company No.1:

Vice President 1969
Fire Chief 1963-1965
Assistant Chief 1961, 1962, 1968
Captain 1959 - 1960
Membership Secretary 1966 - 1968
Civil Defense 1967
Motor Engineer 1955 - 1957
Driver 1954 - 1969
Fire Police 1952
Fireman of the year 1966

Bud Wilde was a big supporter of the Ambulance division and spent many hours serving the community through the fire service.


John Thompson December 22, 2020 at 2:01 PM
Bud was a great man to learn from
I learned a lot over the years I knew him.
He will be greatly missed by the fire dept.

Keystone Valley Fire Department December 22, 2020 at 2:12 PM