Gerald R. Rader, Sr., 76, of Warren, died Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness.
He was born February 20, 1942, in Deep Water, West Virginia, a son of the late John Rader and Dorothy (Campbell) Goodman.
He retired as owner and operator of Champion Cars, Inc.
Gerald enjoyed fishing in Canada and his hobbies which included landscaping, cooking and detailing cars. He was also an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State fan. Gerald liked to golf having won first place in a senior’s division and second place in another outing.
He is survived by his fiancée, Connie Rininger of Warren; a daughter, Pamela (Brian) Waddell of Vienna; one son, Gerald R. Rader, Jr. of Vienna; two sisters, Ruth (Donald) Dye of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Frances (Bill) Gee of Howland; one granddaughter, Bridgette (Adam Petras) Waddell of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; two grandsons, Blake Waddell of North Hollywood, California and Ashton Waddell of Vienna and a niece, Cyndi Hodson; as well as three nephews, Donald Dye, Jr. and Walter and Chris Bartlick.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
A memorial services, with Rev. Joe Thomas officiating, will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, December 1 at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon.
Material contributions may be made to American Cancer Society-Mahoning Valley, Unit 525 North Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio 44406.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, November 27 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.