Published in The Capital Gazette from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2018
Charles "Charlie" Rader
Charles "Charlie" Rader, 86, of Turkey Point Island, Edgewater, passed away on Tuesday,
December 18, 2018, due to long-term effects of heart disease.
Born September 30, 1932, in Washington, D.C., he graduated from the University of Maryland.
Charlie served in the U.S. Army for five years.
He was employed for nearly 40 years with The Gillette Company, retiring in 1998 as Research
Director. Much of his career was spent on research on the safety and efficiency of personal
care products. He was a member of the Chemical Society of Washington, the American
Chemical Society, the Fiber Society and the Washington Academy of Sciences.
Charles enjoyed fishing, gardening, Washington Nationals Baseball, NASCAR, and University
of Maryland athletics.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carole; three children, Bill, Steve and Sue; a son-in-law,
Wayne; three grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara.
Friends are invited to celebrate Charles' life at the Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island
Rd., Edgewater, MD on Thursday, December 27 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm, where a funeral
service will be held on Friday, December 28 at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy.,
Pasadena, MD 21122 or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Attn: Membership Dept., 6
Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403.
George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A.
2973 Solomons Island Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
410-956-4488Funeral Home Details