Sue Shader

February 7, 1943 ~ August 19, 2021 (age 78)


SAUGERTIES...Sue Shader, 78, of Goat Hill Road, died Thursday August 19, 2021 at her residence. She was born on February 7, 1943 in Saugerties to the late Romaine and Pauline Keefe Wilber. She graduated Onteora High School with the class of 1960.

She grew up on a farm in Mink Hollow and learned her way around horses from a young age. She enjoyed barrel racing and horse shows in her younger years and never lost her love of horses.

Along with her pre deceased life companion Richard Benoit, she travelled all over the world on their Harley Davidson’s. She rode her Harley through almost all the continental United States and 14 European countries. 

She drove school bus and was a bus contractor for the Onteora school district for many years. She enjoyed the connections she made with the many students she transported over the years. 

When she wasn’t traveling or working she spent her time working her horse farm and property on Goat hill and sharing her love of horses with her grandchildren, family and friends.
She passed away peacefully Thursday August 19th at home in the room that she was born in, surrounded by her family and friends who cared for her through her illness.

Survivors include her children Carl Shader of Fleishmans, Gary Shader of Jefferson, Fred Shader of Saugerties and Shawn (Laurie) Shader of Saugerties; eleven grandchildren: Heather, Natasha, Tess, Gary Jr., Jason, Samantha, Darian and Kaleb Shader and Samantha, Jay, and Meranda, Nikki Shultis; and many great grandchildren and siblings Herbert Wilber and Ruth Riley.
Arrangements are under the direction of  the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., cor. of John and Lafayette Sts., Saugerties. A private inurnment will take place at a later date in the Woodstock Cemetery. The family would like to thank all of the Hospice staff and volunteers for all they did for her and the family in the end. Further obituary information and expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at

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