|Birth: ||Sep., 1869, Syria|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1959|
"Abraham Bader, 100, godfather of 150 young men and women whom he put through college, died yesterday in his home, 1316 Argonne Road, South Euclid. Mr. Bader fully expected to reach his 101st birthday in a few weeks, members of his large family said yesterday. His death came unexpectedly.
Born in Zahley, Lebanon, Mr. Bader came to the United States in 1879 and settled in Dubois, Pa., where he was a clothing merchant for 42 years.
Life was good to him in this country, he used to say. To show his appreciation and because he loved children he became godfather to 150 and sponsored their education through the college level.
Mr. Bader came to Cleveland when he retired in 1920. He was an active man, and his retirement from business did not curtail his other activities.
He was a member of St. Eliah's Catholic church and a member of the church's council for many years.
Surviving him are his wife, Cecelia, whom he married 69 years ago; three sons, James, Alexander and William;three daughters, Evelyn, owner of the Evelyn Bader Dress Stores, Jean and Mrs. Blanche Swann, and 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the ? A. Wells funeral home, ? Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst.
Services and burial will be private.
Cecilia Kazhal Bader (1878 - 1964)
James Abraham Bader (1894 - 1959)*
Jean Bader (1902 - 1982)*
Evelyn Bader (1909 - 1986)*
Plot: Northwing ext 773-B, main
Created by: Angela Owens Jando
Record added: Feb 10, 2012
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