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Byron E. "Buck" Shrader

Born: Tue., Sep. 29, 1936
Died: Fri., Apr. 26, 2019

At the family's request there will be no public visitation and burial will be private

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Byron E. "Buck" Shrader, 82, of South Buffalo Twp., passed away peacefully of heart failure with his wife beside him on Friday, April 26th, 2019. Buck was born in New Kensington on September 29, 1936, a son of the late Emma D. (Kratovil) and Byron C. Shrader. Buck was a 1954 graduate of Springdale High School. He spent a year at Penn State DuBois and then enlisted in to the US Army and was stationed in Germany for 3 years. After his honorable discharge he came home and took a research technician position at Gulf Research in Harmarville. When Gulf Research facility was donated to the State of Pennsylvania and became the University of Pittsburgh Applied Research Center, Buck continued as a technician for Pitt until his retirement in 1998. Buck was an active and devoted member of the South Buffalo Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. He was a very active member of the Springdale VFW Post 1437. A lifetime member of the Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Association. (ECTRA), he has received their Top Volunteer Service Award by timing over over 8000 miles of rides. He was also a longtime member of the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), and received their Volunteer Service Award in 2015. He loved working at the South Buffalo Township Fire Dept. and received their Outstanding Community Service Award in 2015. Buck was a patriot who always took great pride in participating in Veteran’s Day ceremonies and activities at the Springdale VFW. Buck enjoyed watching the Pirates and the Steelers. He loved passing on his knowledge of golfing, hunting, fishing, and camping, to younger family members. Buck is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Donna L. (Lohr) Shrader. Sister and brother in law, Karen & Richard Koitzsch, of Lansdale, Pa. Brother in law, Robert & Lesley Lohr of Shenandoah,WV and sister in law Denise Lohr of Pittsburgh. He is also survived by two nephews, Keith & Ky Koitzsch and a niece, Kenda & Paul Adam and had close relationships with numerous cousins, too many to mention. All services are private The family would like memorial contributions be made in his memory to his favorite associations; South Buffalo Vol. Fire Dept., 382 Iron Bridge Rd., Freeport, PA 16229 and Springdale VFW Post 1437, 1151 Pittsburgh St., Springdale, PA 15144

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Sue & Dave Linedll
   Posted Sun April 28, 2019

Our very deepest sympathy!!!!! We are so sorry for your loss.................If there is anyDonna,thing we can do for you; please let us know. Keeping you in our prayers.

Linda Cooper Mallonee
   Posted Sun April 28, 2019
Donna, we are so sorry to hear about you losing your love, Buck. He was such a great guy and will be sorely missed. So many great memories of us snowmobiling and helping at the endurance rides! Anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to ask. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families! Love & hugs, Linda & Ron

Lewis Otterman Sr
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
Rest in Peace my Friend. You fought long and hard to stay with us and you knew when to Let Go. The Good Lord now has his hands full with you at his home. I'll help Donna any way I can and your fences will be sprayed and Thunder knew something was amiss when I got home from Fair Winds, and he smelled you on me. Your job is finished here, but your memory will live on. You are loved and missed by many. Let me know if they Play Poker in Heaven??

Dan Roney
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
My condolences go out to you Donna. You, and the rest of the world, have lost a good man. Buck and I shared many a laugh working together at Gulf and UPARC. Rest in Peace my friend, you'll be missed by many.

Lorraine Azzarone
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
Donna, so sorry to hear about Buck. You have my deepest sympathy.

Diane & Len Kotvas
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019

It is with great sadness we read about Buck's passing and we send our heartfelt condolence to you. You are both in our thoughts and prayers.
Warmest hug.
Len & Diane

Mark Tarhay
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
My neighbor my friend my veteran comrade, You always had such a warm welcome for me when we would meet. I will always remember you as a kind and gentile man who I will miss until we meet again in another place. Rest and know your good heart and good deeds will long be remembered.

Lauren Birkmeyer
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
I had the privilege and honor to care for Buck at AVH while on ARU. He was such a fun guy with a beautiful soul. I hope he has found peace and is at comfort.
Much love and prayers to the family at this time.

Lauren Birkmeyer
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
I had the privilege and honor to care for Buck at AVH while on ARU. He was such a fun guy with a beautiful soul. I hope he has found peace and is at comfort.
Much love and prayers to the family at this time.

Mike and Gina McGuire
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
Dear Donna,
We would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Bucky was a beautiful, funny, smart and thoughtful man. He will be missed by many.
Much Love to you,
Mike and Gina

Donna @ Ferguson's
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
I've had to pleasure of dealing with Buck for almost 20 years through Ferguson Heating & A/C. He was always pleasant and cheerful even when his equipment was let's just say "not cooperating". Very patient and understanding man. All of us in the Office send our condolences.

W. J.
   Posted Mon May 20, 2019
To the Family:
My condolences to all of you. Very sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the hope revealed in the promises found at Daniel 12:2; John 6:40 and Revelation 21:4, “... and death will be no more...”

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