Sheryl D. Rader, 62, of 312 Franklin Ave. Dunkirk, NY, passed away Monday (July 30, 2012) in the Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY.
A lifelong area resident she was born September 20, 1949 in Sugar Grove, PA.
Before her retirement due to ill health, Sheryl 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 canvas company in Mayville for several years.
Sheryl D. Rader
She was also a member of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary in Dunkirk.
Sheryl 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 September 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 New-ton, AL, Tammy Restle of Galloway, NJ, Dana Maynard of Clymer, NY; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three sisters Vicki Colwell, Shirley Dietz of Jamestown, Debra Youngberg of Frewsburg, NY; 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, Lawrence and Rheba Hicks her aunt Dorothy Jones, her uncle David Hicks and a cousin Brenda Dowd.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. William Blair, pas-tor of the New Creation Assembly of God, will officiate.
Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-0631.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Sheryl at www.lindfuneralhome.com.