Richard A. Fader, 71, a resident of Oswego passed away on Thursday at the Buffalo General Hospital in
Buffalo, NY. Born in Buffalo, he was a son of the late William and Mary Ellen (MacDonald) Fader and
was a graduate of the Oswego Catholic High School, Class of 1966.
He was employed with Horan Taxi in the 70's and then by the City of Oswego where he worked for the
Department of Public Works where he retired from there.
He was a member of Elks #271. He was a avid rock hound and enjoyed astronomy. He traveled and
photographed numerous eclipses of the sun. He also traveled to Cape Canaveral for space launches,
including the first flight to the moon (Apollo 11) and the first shuttle launch (Columbia). He enjoyed
gardening and bird watching.
Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth Comerford (James Demling) and Theresa (Timothy) Frey of Oswego
and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Fader and his stepfather, Walter Kielb.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM from Christ the Good Shepherd Church Oswego,
Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00-7:00.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., East
Syracuse, NY 13057.
He was a legend in his time, enjoyed life immensely and he will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.