Hometown: North Philadelphia, PA (High)
Position: F Playing Height: 5-11
Date of Birth: July 20, 1893
Date of Death: November 16, 1967
Legal Name: Charles Christopher Schrader
Nickname: Charles "Dutch" Schrader (More)
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Kentucky Career Notes:
Multi-Sport Player [Football and Baseball]
Post-UK Career Notes:
Served in the Military
Obituary - Charles C. Schrader, Sportsman, Expires, Lancaster (PA) Daily Intelligencer Journal (November 18, 1967)
Charles C. Schrader, a prominent figure in the local sports and music arena, died unexpectedly Thursday during a visit to Hershey.
Schrader, 74, of 45 Savo Ave., was found in his automobile on Elm Avenue in Hershey at 11 p.m. Thursday. He was dead on arrival at Harrisburg Hospital where an autopsy was performed Friday.
His death came as a blow to golfers and members of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. Louis Vyner, director of the Symphony Orchestra, was 'shocked' by the news of Schrader's death.
"He seemed fine last week when I saw him," Vyner said. "He's been with the orchestra since it started 20 years ago, and I just can't believe he won't be there anymore."
Schrader played first viola in the symphony group and was a charter member. Vyner said this year's program has the silhouette of Schrader on the front cover.
"Whatever he did, he did so well," Vyner said. "It was nice to work with him. He was an asset to the orchestra, a good solid player."
Schrader was born in Philadelphia, a son of the late Christopf and Mary Vander Borgt Schrader. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he was a three-letter winner in football, baseball and basketball.
As a football player at Kentucky, Schrader made All-Southern Conference as fullback and later played some semi-professional and professional football and baseball.
Schrader, a bachelor, was a Lancaster resident for the past 40 years. He was employed as a mechanical engineer for the Armstrong Cork Co. Research Lab for 31 years and retired in 1958.
In World War I, he served with the United States Navy.
Schrader was equally prominent in the local golf circles. As a member of Meadia Heights Country Club, he was a familiar figure on the links. He started golfing at Meadia in 1929 and over the years was club champion in 1937 and 1944 and runnerup for the title in 1938, 1942, 1943 and as late as 1952, at the age of 58.
In his 68th year, Schrader scored a two-under par 68 at Meadia Heights.
According to another friend, Samuel Hartman, 1429 Sunset Drive, Schrader was a better-than-average ice skater. He performed in amateur ice show at Hershey and was talented enough to serve as judge of amateur competition for the Eastern Division skating championships.
He has only one survivor, a brother, Louis, of Melrose Park Pa.