Richard L. Rader

Profile Updated: March 22, 2019
I Reside: Washington, DC USA
My Children: William A. Rader b.1988 St. Marys College
Paul C. Rader b. 1991 BCCHS
James M. Rader b. 1994 More…St Johns College HS
Occupation(s): Stationary Engineer
My 50th Reunion Experience in Detail:

I truly enjoyed the evening at Strathmore, being my first time there, and meeting old friends and hopefully not losing any. I was most impressed with the people from all over who went out of their way to get there; there was a beautiful lady from San Francisco who only went to Whitman for half a year but still came out for the event. The band was awesome, dancing was incredible (lost my dancing shoes back in '84 so I stayed off the floor.) and smiles were everywhere. Hopefully no girls were offended by my comment about checking their breasts out when I had to stoop over to read a name tag. Found out that Jim Mundy did the Coaches' poster which was awesome. Favorite fact I learned was that Staley Jackson finished Medical School. Everyone was looking good. I had to overcome a social handicap as I do not handle crowds well, so if you wondered why I kept going outside and looking at trees I was just getting enough courage up to hang in there. Thanks to the Committee, especially Herr Hoke who spent the past 12 months constructing a memorable web site to be preserved. Missed the luncheon due to my son's double header with St Johns in Baltimore. The preparation for everything was superb! Dudley Jones, Rick Baily and I would have preferred Budweiser, and that's the only negative comment I have.

Who I would like to see at the 50th Reunion:

Kenner, Baily, Ham, Tackels,

Where I was born:

Weaver, South Dakota (Ellsworth AFB)

Elementary School:

Lakeview, Michigan

Jr. High School:

McCullogh Jr in Marion, Indiana and Western 9th Grade

Marital Status:


My Email address:

My Parents:

Dr. William A. Rader and June, both deceased


Dundalk CC- AA in Stationary Engineering

Professional Achievement(s):

Past Instructor for National Association of Power Engineers
30 years on 1700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue

My Biggest Disappointment(s):

Realizing an 80 mile an hour curve ball is not going to hit my bat in this lifetime.

Three words to describe myself in 1969?

Deer in Headlights

A Walt Whitman Story:

I remember Senior year being at practice and this short person showed up on the soccer field and asked if he could play soccer with us. Coach Papini smart mouthed him and said "I don't know, can you play? We passed the ball to him, and I never saw it go by and I don't think any one else did either, it was in the back of the net. Fahad Al-Ragaan was instantly made center forward, and was admired for his talent as well as his friendly personality. I have often wondered what he is doing in Kuwait.

My Favorite Teacher(s):

Charlie Cockrell

Family members who attended Whitman:

John Rader-Class of 1971

My Interests:

Play baseball in the Ponce de Leon League 48+
Comedy Channel and History Channel

My Weakness:

Cold Budweiser

My Favorite Music:

My oldest son's Ipod playlist

My Favorite Food:

Barbecued anything

My Favorite Restaurants:

Tasty Diner
Steak & Egg

(always there when you need them)

My Favorite "My Time":

Trips to Lake Tahoe with Bob White to visit Paul Ahearn in early 70's.

My Favorite Hero(s):

Dudley Do-Right

My Favorite Book(s):

Dick and Jane Volume 1

My Favorite Movie(s):

The Shining, as in "Here's Johnny"

James and the Giant Peach- watched and sung with daily when my youngest son was 3

My Favorite Musicals:

The Music Man and South Pacific. I actually played a lead part in The Music Man in 7th Grade.

My Favorite Sports Teams:

Nationals, the new Senators except they're last place in the National League instead of the AL

My Favorite Smell:


My Health:

Don't like doctors even though they keep me going, and you will never see me without a shirt on.

Famous or interesting people you've met?

Boog Powell
Ted Turner
Oliver Carr

How do I relax?

Playing baseball in Ponce de Leon League.

What is your Biggest turn-on?

Quiet women

What is your Biggest turn-off?

Loud women

Language(s) I speak:

American-conversational in several dialects
Northern, Southern, Boston

My Pets:

Baby sitting my son's Chinchilla, Chicka.

I am a Veteran:


I was a Hippie:


Favorite Quotation/s:

"Keep the troops out of the hot sun" -an old Sargent I used to play hand ball with.

"It ain't over till the fat lady sings" Dick Motta

Philosophy of life/Credo:

Look on the bright side

What comes around goes around, but I seem to get hit in the back of the head more often than most people.

Last book read/Book now reading:

Dick and Jane (see above)

My Tombstone reads:

Budweiser Can Label in to which my ashes go

About My Wife:

She was very special but after 18 years had enough

About My Children:

Bill had a score of 2050 on the SAT's but did not graduate from Georgetown Prep until he went to summer school at Montgomery College to pass English. He recently graduated fro St. Marys College and is doing a law internship.

Paul is a Freshman at Mount St. Marys

James plays baseball and clarinet at St. Johns in DC.

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