Thomas Christian Schrader passed away at home October 2, 2019. Born to Arthur Christian Schrader and June H. Schrader, Tom was an absolutely beloved husband, brother, father, Stepfather, Grandfather, Uncle and dear friend to all who knew him.
He went to grade school in Indianapolis, attending School 84 and Orchard school. Later Tom attended Broad Ripple High School and Schuyler Preparatory School in Schuylerville New York. Tom was a graduate of Tarkio College in New York.
After college, he enjoyed a career in real estate, working for FC Tucker Company, and then the A.C. Schrader company, founded by his father. At the time of his passing, Tom was employed by Crown Hill cemetery, and he enjoyed being a comfort to families during their time of loss.
Tom was especially fond of traveling to Florida and the Bahamas. He took extreme pride and pleasure in watching his eight grandsons play sports. He attended every football, baseball, and basketball game that he could, and loved being a part of the CYO family.
He touched many lives with his gifts of kindness, humor companionship and love.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Christine Schrader; Sister; Susan Schrader Heath, (Ron), Son; Christian Benton Schrader, Stepsons; Scott Kinnett, (Molly), Kyle Kinnett (Lisa), Grandsons; Austin, Charlie, Brady, Riley, Murphy, Sam, JJ and Jackson, Nephew; Tim Heath, Nieces; Katie Heath, Kim Ebey, Cousins; Charlie Hall and Rusch Maury, Sister-in-law; Rosalie Held and brother in law Mark Schmidt (Debbie).
A calling will be held from 5 to 7 PM, on October 7th, at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 West 38th Street. Mass will be said at Saint Pius X Catholic Church, 2850 E. 71st Street, at 10 AM on Tuesday, October 8th.
Tom's family greatly appreciates all the outpouring of love, affection and kind words during this difficult time.
Dearest Chris....my deepest love to you. Tom was one of the dearest men I have ever had the joy ❤️ of meeting. Sorry his reunion with his dear parents is at the expense of your loss. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Love and miss you Tom. 🙏
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing...he was the greatest guy! One of the old 84 gang...I knew him from about 10 years old and always a joy to spend time with him. I remember especially his great smile and laugh and one of the easiest going guys I ever knew. I got together with him a few years ago at Christmas and it was great to see him again after so many years. I also sure did appreciate his condolences sent to me after my wife died in July. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family....God Bless.
Chris, May Christ comfort you in Tom's passing on to glory.