Walter Vader

Obituary of Walter J. Vader

Walter J. “Butch” Vader, 59, of Syracuse, passed away on Saturday, June 18th. Butch was born in Syracuse to Sonny and Elaine (Tafel) Vader April 12, 1963. He worked for Upstate University Hospital as a cook, where he later retired. Butch’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents; his sisters; Kim Vader and Barb Demco.

Butch is survived by his wife; Roberta (Foster) Vader, children; Jonathan Smallwood, Joshua (Carly Piorie) Vader and Allison vader. grandchildren; Arianna Monds, Aubrey Vader and Roman Jones,  sisters; Eleanor Braun and Brenda Pendall, brother; Michael vader and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private.

Burial will be Monday, June 27th at 11 AM in Onondaga Valley Cemetery.

Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, June 27, 2022
Onondaga Valley Cemetery
2200 Valley Drive
Syracuse, New York, United States
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