Dr. Charles Reginald “Reg” Shrader, age 75, of Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle Hospital.
He was born July 3, 1943 in Nashville, TN to the late Woodrow and Freida Olene (Presley) Shrader.
Reg earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Vanderbilt University, TN and Master and Doctorate Degrees from Columbia University, NY in Medieval Church History. He was very proud to serve in the US Army for 23 years retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his Army career, he served two tours in Vietnam and one in Germany. He also served as an instructor at the US Military Academy, West Point, NY; Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS; US Army War College, Carlisle; and the NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy. He ended his Army career at the US Army Center of Military History, Washington, DC. After his retirement, he worked as an Independent Researcher and Historian. Reg was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle. He previously served on the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church School Board and the Carlisle Borough Water Commission and Zoning Board. One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.
Reg is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carole (Analore) Shrader; son, Reg Shrader and wife Melinda of Chicago, IL; daughter, Sheila Bixby and husband Kevin of Carlisle, PA; granddaughters, Sarah, Caroline and Frances; sister, Donna Frelick and husband Graeme of Marshall, NC; brother, Rodney Shrader and wife Josephine of TX; brother-in-law, Pete Analore and wife Terry of Dover, DE; and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013 with Reverend Martin O. Moran, III as celebrant.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 West Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 and Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. until the beginning of Mass at St. Patrick Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Carlisle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 897, Hershey, PA 17033 or to Reg’s church, St. Patrick Catholic Church.
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