Louis Bader

Louis Bader died May 3, 2011 at the age of 97. Born May 7, 1913 in New York New York; son of the late Mary and the late Jacob Bader; widower of Blanche; beloved father of Alan of Pilesgrove, Jack of St. Louis; dear grandfather of Benjamin of San Francisco, Abigail of Denver; father-in-law of Anne Bader; uncle of Sharon Biermann of Blue Bell and Marcia Budowsky of Mt. Laurel; brother of the late Jean Bader, the late Bella Budowsky, the late Rachel Bader, the late Bill Bader and the late Hymie Bader; beloved friend of the late Coco, his ornery poodle; friend to many. Formerly of Pilesgrove, N.J. he was a true renaissance man who bootstrapped his way from immigrant poverty to become one of Pilesgrove/Woodstown’s most successful and trend-setting businessmen. His wife was the business manager, chief financial officer, problem solver, often the public face of the Bader enterprises. His business career included longshoreman, worker on the Manhattan Project, landowner, bar owner, developer, homebuilder, affordable housing developer in Pilesgrove, Ventnor and Atlantic City, dairy farm owner, laundromat operator, poultry plant operator, Atlantic City jitney owner/operator/driver, used car dealer, plumbing supplier, and gas station owner. Retiring in October 2006, the Mayors of Pilesgrove and Woodstown presented them with proclamations honoring their 63 years of service and support to the local communities. They moved to St. Louis in May 2007 to be nearer to their family and grandchildren. Memorial service is planned for St. Louis, date to be determined. Contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633; http://www.alz.org/. Berger Memorial