Thomas W. Bader


Thomas W. Bader, 80, died April 4, 2006, in Phoenix, of leukemia.

Mr. Bader was born Jan. 6, 1926, in Kokomo, Ind., the son of Thomas and Vivien (Rhoades) Bader. At the age of 10, he moved to Phoenix. He and his wife lived in Tempe for 34 years, raising their family. Upon their retirement, they moved to Payson.

Mr. Bader was employed by Keebler for 40 years. He was a member of the Maricopa County Search and Rescue, BPOE Tempe Lodge #2251 and Teamsters Local 104.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Claudine; three sons: Rick (Kim) of Florence; David (Bobbi) of Fresno, Calif.; and Dwayne (Pamala) of Mesa; one daughter, Vicky (Doug) Dempsey of Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and brother Bob (Lynn) Bader of Lake Mead.

Upon the request of Mr. Bader, no services will be held.

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