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Martin Bader

Martin Bader, 98, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died on 02 November 2020.

The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICE on Tuesday, 03 November 2020 at 1:00 PM .

Rabbi Joshua Bennett officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

Martin Bader, 98, passed away peacefully at home on Pine Lake on November 2, 2020. Martin was born on June 22, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the second child of parents Abraham and Sarah (Davidson) Bader.

Martin received his B.S. degree from Wayne State University and his Master’s in Engineering from the University of Chicago. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps Weather Service and served his country proudly for three and a half years until his discharge as a captain. He met Irene Sucher as a teenager and she knew they were destined for one another. Martin and Irene were married in 1944 and raised their children Jill and Chuck in Detroit. He grew the Abe Bader Bag Company into the international business that became Packaging Concepts & Design. They enjoyed 63 years of wedded bliss until Irene’s passing in 2007.

Martin was blessed to find love a second time with Charlotte Rosenbaum, his dear companion for the last 11 years of his life.

His happiest times were surrounded by friends and family at Pine Lake or on Longboat Key in Florida, fishing, golfing, and enjoying a good meal. He inspired us to be engaged citizens and active participants in life, to enjoy simple pleasures, and to appreciate each other for who we are.

Martin was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Irene; his sister, Muriel Bader Oppenheim; his brother Nathan Bader, and his parents Abraham and Sarah Bader.

Martin is survived by his children, Jill Bader and Charles Bader (Lois Safdie); his grandchildren Abraham McClurg (Ashlyn), Liliana Greenberg, and Katharine Anderson (David); his great-grandchildren Daliah and Lucas; his companion Charlotte Rosenbaum; and countless other family and friends that made Marty’s life wonderful for many, many years.

Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 36.

For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.

Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Martin Bader may do so by making a contribution to:

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
6735 Telegraph Road Suite 260
P.O. Box 2030
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
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American Technion Society
c/o Joey Selesny
6735 Telegraph Rd Suite 365
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
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