Donald R. Trader

February 3, 1930November 2, 2012

Donald R. Trader was born on February 3, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Francis and Clara Trader. He passed away with his family by his side on November 2, 2012 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 82.

Donald was the beloved husband of Marylyn for 58 years. Loving father of Paul, Mike (Loretta), Kathleen (Michael) Gehring, and Karen (Nelson) Yanick. Cherished grandfather of Brett and Kelly Yanick and Derek and Kendra. Also survived by sisters Jeanne Buel and Alice. Preceded in death by 2 brothers and 4 sister.

Donald's family will receive friends on Tuesday November 6, 2012 from 3-9 pm with a scripture service in the evening at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Rd. (east of Beech Daly) in Redford.

Donald's life will be celebrated with a Funeral Mass on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at 10 am, with final viewing 9:30 am, at St. Damian Catholic Church, 30055 Joy Rd. (east of Merriman) in Westland.

The family suggests memorial donations to:

Angela Hospice Development Office 14100 Newburgh Rd. Livonia, MI 48154

Donation envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.



  • Visitation Tuesday, November 6, 2012
  • Scripture Service Tuesday, November 6, 2012
  • In state Wednesday, November 7, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 7, 2012


  • Inurnment

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Nijad Mehanna

November 6, 2012

To Mike Trader:

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I am unable to attend the funeral due to Court. I just read the email from Carpenter. May his love and smile continue to be cherished and practiced by you and your family. Nijad Georges Mehanna

Phyllis Vicks

November 5, 2012

My deepest sympathy to Don's family, we have been friends for many years.

Phyllis Vicks

Roger & Dolores Davidson

November 5, 2012

Our sympathy to the Trader family and especially our friends Michael and Kathleen Gehring. Kathleen's devoted commitment to her parents in the last few months made her father's last days more comfortable. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Roger & Dolores

November 5, 2012

Our sympathy to the Trader family and especially to our friends Michael and Kathleen. Kathleen's devoted commitment to her parents in recent months no doubt made Don's last days more comfortable. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Roger & Dolores

Nancy Godfrey

November 5, 2012

Mr. Trader always treated my late husband and myself like one of the family. He will be truly missed. It was always a pleasure seeing him at any family gathering that I found myself lucky enough to be a part of. My prayers are with Mrs. Trader, Mike, Paul, Kathy, Karen and the entire family.

November 5, 2012

Marylyn and Family - I am so deeply saddened by your loss. My love and prayers go out to all of you. May you all find some measure of peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you surely have. May God Bless You always and especially during this time of sorrow. Rest in Peace my old friend.
Jane Carney
South Windsor, CT.

November 5, 2012

My Deepest Sympathy to all of Mr. Traders' Family.
I had the honor of meeting him as a friend of Mike and Loretta.
What a wonderful person. God Bless all of you during this difficult time.
The Kelly family.
Rochester Hills Mi

November 5, 2012

To One of the kindest man I have had the pleasure of caring for . . . And the finest family I could ask to work with . . . May God welcome Don with open arms !

Micheline Darin - Caregiver and family friend

November 4, 2012

Don was good company. I'm sure he's now in a position to see whether the shingles we collaborated on are well-aligned. Helen and I wish him a smooth passage and a peaceful rest in his new accommodations. May the good Lord welcome him.