Gary A. Lader, 69, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 24, 2021 after an eight month battle with Cholangiocarcinoma.
He was born on August 22, 1951 in Auburn, NY, the son of Thalma (Magee) and Donald Lader. He grew up in Newport, NH and graduated from Newport High School in 1969.
He began working for Bowlan Lumber Company in Henniker, NH and continued on in the sawmill business with Forestall in Concord, NH where he designed and built sawmills. He later worked at Kearsarge Reel Corp. in Bradford, NH as the manager of the pallet division. In the late 80's, Gary became an Owner Operator. For the last 20+ years he worked for JP Noonan delivering fuel in the Greater Boston Area. He took great pride in his work and thoroughly enjoyed the alone time "driving truck" offered him.
He married Bonnie (Davison) in 1973 and lived in Henniker, NH raising their two daughters. In 1983 they moved to a 24 acre farm in Warner, NH where they resided until this past September. They then downsized and moved to New Hampton, NH.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Bonnie; his daughters, Aimee Harrigan and husband Adam (Boise, ID), Jessica Mattice and husband Matthew (Newbury, NH); 6 beloved grandchildren, Keegan Mattice, Kendall Mattice, Sam Harrigan, Kaleb Mattice, Paul Harrigan and Thomas Harrigan; his mother, Thalma Salo (Claremont, NH); 3 siblings and several nephews and nieces.
He is predeceased by his cherished grandson, Jack Harrigan and his father, Donald Lader.
Gary will be deeply missed by his two Yorkies, Harleigh and Trike.
Gary was a devoted husband, Dad, and Pa. He loved the simple things in life. He enjoyed collecting and rebuilding old Jeeps, riding his Harley Trike, and traveling in his RV. He was especially fond of vacationing in Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains. He was a well- respected, humble, self-made man of few words.
There will be no formal services held at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at cholangiocarcinoma.org
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Published by Concord Montior on Mar. 30, 2021.