Sheryl D. Rader, 62, of 312 Franklin Ave. Dunkirk, N.Y., passed away Monday (July 30, 2012) in the Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.
A lifelong area resident, she was born Sept. 20, 1949 in Sugar Grove, Pa.
Before her retirement due to ill health, she was employed as an assistant manager for the Dollar General Store in Dunkirk for several years. In earlier years she had worked with her family at AJ Texas Hots in Jamestown and owned a boat canvass company in Mayville for several years.
Sheryl D. Rader
She was also a member of the Marine Corp League Auxiliary in Dunkirk.
She will be remembered as a loving and caring person who loved to spend time with family and friends, especially with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, crafting and was an excellent seamstress and interior decorator. She was an avid fisherman and spent many hours fishing with her husband on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and Onoville Lake.
Surviving are her husband Robert E. Rader whom she married Sept. 9, 1977; her father, Samuel Colera, and step-mother, Joan Colera, of Jamestown; her mother, Audrey M. Hicks Colera of Jamestown; three step-children, Mark Rader of Newton, Ala., Tammy Restle of Galloway, N.J., and Dana Maynard of Clymer, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three sisters, Vicki Colwell and Shirley Dietz of Jamestown and Debra Youngberg of Frewsburg, N.Y.; a brother, Anthony Coffaro of Buffalo; several nieces and nephews; and her best friends, Virginia Pischera, David and Regina Paul and Walter and Fran Morgan.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Minnie Colera and Lawrence and Rheba Hicks; her aunt, Dorothy Jones; her uncle, David Hicks; and a cousin, Brenda Dowd.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 2 in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. William Blair, pastor of the New Creation Assembly of God will officiate.
Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1 in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240-0631.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Sheryl at www.lindfuneralhome.com.