February 15, 2010
Wednesday March 3, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Church
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 2:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Westerville
Richard “Dick” O. Mader, age 89, longtime resident of Galena, Ohio, died Feb. 15th 2010 at Riverside Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty N. Mader; son and daughter-in-law, James Lee Mader and Karen Mader; daughter, Lynn Mader; grandchildren, Lauren Mader, Alex Mader, Evan Decker and Aaron Decker. Born April 8, 1920 in Circleville, Ohio, they then moved to Galena on Lake of the Woods Drive for 55 years, and finally the Forum of Knightsbridge in Columbus. He graduated fom Circleville High School in 1939, graduated from the Ohio State University in 1942, and joined the Army in the 83rd Armored Division in WWII to fight in the European Theater for 4 years in service of his country. Dick began his career in 1946 at Guarantee Title & Trust, Martin & Clinger, CPA’s as Treasurer, Tectum Corp. as Secretary. In 1965, he joined Nationwide Corp. as VP & Asst. Treasurer with Gates, McDonald & Co. and later became President of Gates, McDonald & Co. until his retirement in 1985. After retirement he was active with Activated Carbon Co., and Circleville Oil Company. Dick was a member of Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of CPA’s, Columbus Controllers Club, Financial Executives Institute, and University Club. He loved being around friends and family, working around their home at Lake of the Woods, and playing tennis and golf. A memorial service will be held in his honor on March 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Westerville, 41 West College Ave., Westerville, Ohio 43081 where the family will be available for visitation prior to the service beginning at 12:30 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick’s name to the First Presbyterian Church.