Claude Henry Bader
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Virginia Beach - Claude H. Bader, MTCS USN (RET) born March 6, 1949, left his family unexpectedly on August 2, 2014. Claude (Papa) served 26 years in the United States Navy before retiring to civilian life, where he has spent the last 20 years employed by Mancon Inc. not only as the Maintenance Department Manager; but Head Cheerleader, Coach, Mentor, Friend but most importantly Family. Claude is pre-deceased by his parents Charles and Audrey Bader and sister Audrey Cottingham. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 43 years, Kim L Bader, his sons Terrence Bader, Michael Bader and his wife Aimee. He was adored and will be greatly missed by his two grandchildren Megan and Dillon. Claude leaves behind a sister Patricia Hagen, brothers John and James Bader and many nieces and nephews.Claude will be remembered for the infinite love he had for his wife, the pride he had in his grandchildren and his ability to fix anything.Visitation will be held on Friday, August 8th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, with a reception following at the family's home. Claude will be laid to rest with full military honors in a private ceremony at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the
in honor of his wife and parents or to the
. Condolences can be made at www.altmeyer.com.
"Rest now sailor, we've got this watch."
Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel
5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 6, 2014