Ronald E. Trader
1946 - 2019
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Ronald E. Trader

Snow Hill - Ronald Earl Trader passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 16, 2019 at PRMC. He was born at home in Snow Hill Maryland on December 11, 1946. He was the son of the late Joseph Earl Trader and Doris Donaway Trader. He is survived by his mother Doris Trader, brothers Gary Trader and his wife Brenda, and Michael Trader and his wife Sharon, as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Ron graduated from Snow Hill High School in 1964. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a survivor of the USS Liberty. He was also stationed in Vietnam and worked at NSA for many years before his retirement.

Ron enjoyed NASCAR and was an avid photographer. His greatest joy was meeting with fellow survivors of the USS Liberty. As Uncle Ron, he was known for giving Teddy Bears to all of the new children.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held at Powellville Cemetery on Tuesday Oct 22, 2019 at 2:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to or if you prefer donations may be mailed to USS Liberty Veterans Assoc., PO Box 680275, Marietta GA., 30068. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, Maryland. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at

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Published in The Daily Times from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2019.
Graveside service
02:30 PM
Powellville Cemetery
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October 21, 2019
As a survivor of the USS LIBERTY tragedy, I share a great deal of the horrific memories Ron and the rest of us have been living with for the past 52 plus years. It saddens me that Ron has passed before we were able to accomplish one of our principle goals which was to have Congress investigate the attack on our ship. God Bless the family and God welcome our shipmate Ron into his heavenly arms.
Larry Bowen
October 20, 2019
Love you Uncle Ronnie you will be missed.
Gary Trader
October 20, 2019
mike an sharon so sorry for your loss . will keep your family in our prayers
larry lynch
October 19, 2019
Sending thoughts and prayers
Mike and Terry McCown
October 19, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for peace and strength for the family during this time.
Donna Church
October 19, 2019
Uncle Ronnie I will miss you so much. I remember when you came to see me when I lived in Florida and you took me and Mommom Trader out to Red lobster and I was cracking my lobster and a piece of shell flew up in the air and landed right in your drink. We laughed for a long time about it. I will always carry the memories we shared in my heart.
Jessica Lopez
October 19, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss! My heart is with the entire family during this sad time! Love & prayers! I will miss him at the Dor Wic dinners!
Judy Miller
October 18, 2019
So sorry for your loss! The family will be in my thoughts and prayers
Christina Lynch
October 18, 2019
Uncle Ronnie, you are going to be so missed. I'm sorry you had to go home before you got to watch me get married. You will be there in my heart. I love you so much. Thank you for always being there for all of us and ready to take a picture! Words just aren't enough during a time like this...
Brittany Trader
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