Richard E. "Dick" Schrader

ERIE, Pa. | Richard E. Schrader, “Dick," 60, of Erie, Pa., passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, surrounded by his loving family after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 11, 1952 in Auburn, the oldest son of the late Herbert and Barbara Downie Schrader. Dick was employed as an over the road truck driver for Birkmire Trucking, prior to that he had worked with his wife, Diane and son, Kyle at Southside Trailer Service. He was also a mechanic for Total Logistic Control. Dick enjoyed restoring classic vehicles, going to classic car shows and taking Sunday trips to antique stores and craft shows with his wife and sister-in-law. Dick was very good at carpentry. He could build anything. He was always doing projects. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Dick is survived by his loving wife, Diane King Schrader; their children, Katie (Chad) Schroyer and Kyle Schrader, all of Erie; his children, Bridget Schrader and Bryan (Tami) Schrader; grandchildren, Taylor Davis, Aiden and Alexa Schrader, all of New York. He is further survived by his brother, Ronald Schrader, of New York; his sister, Cathy (Donald) Courtney, of Florida; his mother-in-law, Nancy (Gary) Ross; his sister-in-law, Darlene (Jeff) Rensel and his brother-in-law, Daniel Fitzpatrick, all of Erie. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many very good friends survive. The family would like to sincerely thank Chaplin Sonny Concepcion; nurses, Tom, Janet and Cathy, of Great Lakes Hospice for their wonderful care and support. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., until the time of the funeral service at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Brugger Funeral Homes and Crematory, 1595 West 38th St. at Greengarden Blvd., Erie, PA 16508, conducted by Pastor Sonny Concepcion and Mr. Richard Bailey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Great Lakes Hospice, 1700 Peach St., Suite 244, Erie, PA 16501. Condolences and photos may be sent at

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