LATHAM – Barbara Schrader, 75, passed away on December 21, 2011, at the Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home in Clifton Park, NY after a long illness. She grew up in Oswego, NY, the daughter of William E. and G. Nedra (Lancaster) Huss. Barbara was a 1956 graduate of the State University of New York Teachers College at Oswego where she received her Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, in just three years. Barbara later received her Doctorate in Math Education from the State University of New York at Albany in 1973. She retired in 1991 after a long teaching career that included employment as the Supervisor of Mathematics, K-12, within the East Greenbush Central School District. She was highly respected by her professional peers. Barbara is remembered by all who met her as an intelligent, thoughtful and private person who loved her family, exercising, doing crossword puzzles, watching ice skating and “Judge Judy”. Barbara was also an accomplished pianist and piano teacher.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Thomas R. Schrader. She is survived by her three children, Diane (Anthony G.) Goetke of Rexford, NY, Donna (Leonard) Berl of Williamsburg, VA, and Jill (David) Clancy of Prince George, VA; her grandchildren, Amie and Anthony T. Goetke, Seth and Chad Berl; and her brother Dr. Barry Huss.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering with refreshments to be held on December 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm at the Hearthstone Village Clubhouse, 4000 Florence Dr., Latham, NY, 12110, (518) 867-4050. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a cancer charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family or send a sympathy card, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Dear Diane and Family:
So very sorry to hear of Mom’s passing. May it help to know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear of our loss. I am going to try to attend the memorial gathering on the 28th.
Dolores and Matthew Miner
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I know it has been a very trying time. My deepest sympathy to your family. May you find peace and comfort in the thoughts of your friends who love you.
Dolores, Matt and Lauren..
Paul and Karen Hatch
Dear Diane and Family,
We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. May cherished memories keep her forever close in your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
In deepest sympathy,
Paul and Karen
Andrea Huss Aiello
So sorry to hear about Aunt Barbara. I have so many fond memories as a girl of coming to stay with you over the summer. I hope you are comforted by memories.
Know that there were many in the East Greeenbush School District who held a high regard for your mother. I taught math lab under her watchfull and supportive eye for 2 years and she was indeed always very helpful and encouraging. Your family will indeed miss the same care and devotion I’m sure. As you work through your loss, may the impact she had on each of you continue to be remembered ithrough very fond memories.
Peace to you all, Sue Connolly