ESCANABA - Erwood (Erv) H. Slade, 79, of 1527 S. 14th St., Escanaba, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on Sept. 7, 1933, in Stambaugh, Mich., and was the son of Erwood H. and Stephanie (Garrett) Slade. Erv was a graduate of Ironwood High School Class of 1951. Following high school, he continued his education at Gogebic Community College for two years and then transferred to Northern Michigan University where he received his bachelors of arts degree in teaching with a major in history and a double minor in economics and conservation. He then earned a masters of arts degree in educational and administrative supervision from Michigan State University.