It is with much sadness that The Baltimore City Retired Fire Officers and Fire Fighters Association announces the passing of Lieutenant Donald C. Strade formerly of Water Tower 1.
Fire Department Service 24 Years 10 Months 19 Days
On Retirement 35 Years 10 Months 2 Days
Retirees Association Member 35 Years 9 Months 9 Days
Age 85 Years 2 Months 21 Days
Date of Passing June 9, 2021
Rest in Peace Donald
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Donald Charles Strade
March 20, 1936 ~ June 9, 2021 (age 85)
Obituary & Services
Donald Charles Strade, 85, of Millersville, passed away on June 9, 2021, at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He was born in Buffalo, New York to the late Howard and Marie Strade. He honorably served his country in the Army from 1956-1958. Donald retired from the Baltimore City Fire Department as Lieutenant after many years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and cheering on the Capitals and the Ravens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Rose Marie Strade (nee Bagrowski), who passed away on May 9, 2021; and his sister, Suzanne Strade.
Donald is survived by his devoted children, Donna M. Calder (John), Michael J. Strade (Susan), Robin A. Strade Weigman and Joyce L. Strade; cherished grandchildren, Craig Neibert (April), Brian Neibert, Brandon Warnken, Amanda Graham, Jessica Schabowsky and Daniel Strade; loving great-grandchildren, Dylan Schrader, Johnathan Kelly, Jordan Taylor, Sadie Rose Calder, Leah Neibert, Dana Neibert, Ryan Wong, Londyn Graham and Layla Graham; and dear siblings, Robert Strade, James Strade and Jeanne Jachimak.
The family will host a memorial service at a later date.