Bruce Ader

Bruce A. Ader, 75, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at his home.

He was born in Morristown, N.J. in 1938. Bruce worked in the International Union of operating Engineers 825. Upon retiring they relocated to Lowell. He was an avid racing enthusiast. In earlier days, he would travel to many a raceway to see the action. Unfortunately, his health re-stricted the travel but you always knew where he'd be when the race was on - watching it on the big screen. Mr. Bruce was a friendly guy - "The unofficial mayor of River Falls" who sat on the front porch in his rocking chair along with his wife and dog waving to everyone who passed by.

Please join us on Saturday, March 22nd at 2 p.m. at the Westview Gardens Mausoleum Chapel in Bessemer City to honor Bruce's life.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Carol; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Sharon; daughter, Lisa; two brothers, one sister, 2 grandchildren, several nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews; Bruce is also survived by his cherished sister-in-law, Margaret Barker and her husband, Bob.

In lieu of flowers, please respect his wishes for donations to be sent to: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital - PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or by telephone (800) 822-6344.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.

Condolences may be made online at

Funeral Home

Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 867-5521

Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 20, 2014