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Jesse W. Schrader of Gaffney Road, a retired plumber who was one of the founders of the Lockport Plumbers Union, died Monday (March 30, 1998) in Lockport Memorial Hospital. He was 86.

A native of Warrens Corners, he was a journeyman plumber for J.W. Criswell Co. The Lockport union later merged with its counterpart in Niagara Falls.

Schrader was a charter member of the Turtle Club.

His wife, the former Catherine O'Neil, died in 1966.

Survivors include a son, Patrick of Lockport; three sisters, Frances Reed of Wilson, and Esther Reed and Laura Payne; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 76 Church St., after prayers at 9:30 in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

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