David M. Rader, 89, a lifelong resident of Belvidere, NJ passed away on March 7, 2021 at his home with his family by his side.
David was born on August 20, 1931 in Phillipsburg, NJ to the late David and Eleanor Rader.
David was a graduate of Belvidere High School class of 1949, where he excelled in football, receiving a scholarship to Muhlenberg College. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. David loved Belvidere and served his community for several years as a member and President of the Belvidere Ambulance Corps. David worked for many years at Celanese Corp. as a chemical operator. He was known as a man who could fix or build anything including his own house in 1971. David was an avid vegetable gardener who derived much pleasure from watching his crops grow.
David made a decision to follow Jesus as a young man which was the reason that his life was truly a life well lived for the glory of God. David served his church family in multiple capacities most recently at the Chapel at Warren Valley.
David was married for 59 years to his beloved wife and best friend Joyce Allen Rader who predeceased him in 2011.He is survived by his children; Joy Seeberger and her husband Nicholas and David Rader and his wife Laura. David also leaves behind his grandchildren; Kirsten Seeberger, Brent Rader and his wife Mary Sarah, James Rader and his wife Beka, and Blake Rader . He was also blessed with five great grandchildren. Ava, Addison, Micah, Savannah, and Carson.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David's name to Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton NJ 07860.
Interment at Belvidere Cemetery has been made private and under the direction of Warren Hills Memorial Home, 234 West Washington Ave., Washington, NJ 07882. A service celebrating David's life will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at The Chapel at Warren Valley, 384 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882. The service will also be streamed remotely on YouTube: Memorial Service David Rader.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Warren Hills Memorial Home. To send an online condolence please visit www.warrenhillsmemorialhome.com
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