Warren V. Strader

[ Age 85 ] Office manager enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

November 07, 2007

Warren V. Strader, a retired office manager and former Woodbine resident, died of lung disease Sunday at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville. He was 85.

Mr. Strader was born and raised in Gregory, W.Va. He graduated from Doddridge County High School in 1941.

From 1942 to 1945, he served in the Army as a private in an infantry unit. After World War II, he attended West Virginia University and earned a bachelor's degree in 1949.

Mr. Strader was an industrial arts teacher in Howard County public schools from 1950 to 1953 and then worked for five years as a salesman in Washington for International Harvester.

He was office manager for the old Carey Machinery & Supply Co. Inc. on Brehms Lane for 24 years before retiring in 1982.

Mr. Strader was a lifetime member and past president of the Glenwood Lions Club. He enjoyed gardening and was an accomplished woodworker.

He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy, where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Madeline Franklin; a son, Donald Warren Strader of Miami; a daughter, Patricia Strader Reed of Baltimore; three sisters, Elma Sliger of Baltimore, Velma Swiger of Chester, W.Va., and Goldie Nolte of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

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