Bruce Schrader
(1946 - 2010)

Bruce Schrader
Nickname: Papa

United States of America
June 25, 1946

United States of America
June 2010

Bruce was insatiably curious...his interests many and ever-evolving. Some of the strongest were: bicycling, moped and motorcycle-riding, building and repairing bikes, mopeds, motorcycles, espresso machines, cars, whatever else needed building or fixing, being with friends and family (Bruce's circle of friends was ever-expanding and ever-deepening...his capacity for love endless), free-thinking spirituality (most recently Buddhism and Unitarian Universalism), travel (he was set to travel with a friend to Japan soon), challenging himself, being open to whatever new experiences and ideas presented themselves.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE -- plans in the works -- looks like it will happen on July 24...details to follow...

This site is dedicated to Bruce Schrader.

Bruce was a cherished Dad, Papa, grandfather, friend, cycling buddy, bear-hugger, amazing guy. His curiosity kept him challenged, engaged, and ever-expanding in his ideas and talents. He was especially skilled in building and repairing mechanical things of all kinds. His hands were nimble and skilled with tools and with a knife on the cutting board. He created beautiful bikes from spare parts and delicious meals from whatever was on hand.

There is so much more to say about him, so many ways in which he filled our lives with his presence, his energy, and his love. So many ways he is missed, so many ways he is remembered, so many ways he is loved.

We miss you Bruce, Dad, Papa.

Unable are the Loved to die
For Love is Immortality,
Nay, it is Deity --

Unable they that love -- to die
For Love reforms Vitality
Into Divinity.

-- Emily Dickinson

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”

--Helen Keller

"Success is not measured by talent or achievement; it is measured by your ability to Love...Love all people, all things, and the amazing gift of life."

-- Erin "Shredder" Schrader

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Our father was the best dad a kid could ever hope for. Erin and I were so excited to sell girl scout cookies so dad took us around the neighborhood in the big white van. We sold a lot of cookies. When it came to the day we were going to deliver them it rained for a week. On the last day we all went out (again in the big white van) dressed for a trip to the rain forest. I remember so clearly, he looked at me and said be careful, don't run. I had his big black umbrella. I opened the door with my cookies in hand and ran for the first house. As soon as I hit the grass I slipped. My feet went over my head. The cookies went flying in all directions and I landed in a puddle. So much for staying dry. I got up and looked at the wet mess then turned around to look at dad's face. He was so mad all he could do was laugh. I collected myself, delivered the cookies and went home to some warm hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows. I now have a girl scout and every time we deliver cookies I remember that day. Dad was so good and laughing when their was nothing else to do.
Sonya Millner (Daughter)
July 5th, 2010
This is the memorial I set up for Bruce Schrader. To sign the guest book, click on the "Sign Guest Book" button below.
Elizabeth Kimberly
July 5th, 2010
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