Our condolences – Terence Van Wade Johnson





Dear Sisters, Brothers, Kin:


It is with much sadness that I share the recent passing of another one of our family members. Brother Terence passed earlier this week after a brief illness. He was quite proud to be very recently initiated into IATSE Local 769 on July 01, 2021. Terence was an extraordinarily gifted Tailor who had experiences both at The Lyric Opera of Chicago as well as on several major television projects including "Batwoman,"  "Shameless," "Love Country," and most recently assisting on the Chicago production shoots of "The Bear."


Many of you also knew him to be a visionary Costume Designer as well. His Boutique "VanWade Studio" provided wardrobe, styling, and consulting services for several Producers/Directors in LA, Canada, as well as in Chicago. His calming gentle tone as well as his humor and sharp wit will be missed by many who had the honor of collaborating with him.


His family has shared that updated arrangements should be posted to the following link early this week.




UPDATED information:




Thomas Pusateri (He/Him/His)

Business Representative

IATSE TWU Local 769





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