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official obituary

OFFICIAL OBITUARY: Albert ‘Sam’ Nader, 101, Mainstay Of Oneonta’s Government, Civic Life

IN MEMORIAM

Albert ‘Sam’ Nader, 101,

Mainstay Of Oneonta’s

Government, Civic Life

Official Obituary Details His Life;
Memorial Service Due In Summer
Sam Nader, former Oneonta mayor and owner of the local Yankee minor league franchise, poses with his beloved Damaschke Field in the background.

ONEONTA – Albert S. “Sam” Nader passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at his home as he wished, surrounded by members of his family.

He was born on July 8, 1919, in Oneonta, the son of Elias Andrew Nader and Rose Rajah Nader (Nassar). He was one of six Nader children. Sam Nader spent nearly his entire life in Oneonta. He was a proud lifelong resident of the 6th Ward and became an integral member of the community.

He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1938, where he excelled as a lefthanded pitcher. Mr. Nader attended Bates College and later Hartwick College and played baseball at both institutions. As World War II approached, Mr. Nader began working for the Scintilla Magneto division of the Bendix Corp. in Sidney.

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