Wade Joseph Oliver of Oak Bluffs died unexpectedly on Nov. 23.

He was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard. He moved to Key West, Fla., where he lived from 1990 to 1995, when he moved back to the Vineyard. There he met his wife, Pamela (Ponte) Oliver.

He had a passion for working on cars, boats and pretty much anything mechanical. He also loved all the outdoors had to offer, including fishing and quahauging.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela, daughter, Tabitha Oliver, son, Damien Hathaway, and step-daughter Danielle (Ponte) Grillo. He is also survived by his mother, Grace (Bunny) Oliver, brother John Oliver, sister Monica Oliver, nieces Amanda and Taylor Sloditskie, nephews Michael Sloditskie, and John Oliver Jr.; and granddaughters Jayla Lyons and Lillianna Grillo. Wade also leaves behind longtime best friend Dale Walker, and Ryan Camacho, whom he loved and cared for as a son. He was predeceased by his father, Victor Oliver, and brother Victor Oliver 3rd.

There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs. You may bring a dish to share if you’d like.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a GoFund Me account to help pay for his cremation, as per his final wishes, at gofundme.com/help-get-my-dad-cremated.