John P. Bader

March 31, 1947 - February 28, 2018

John Patrick Bader, 70, passed away at his home in Matlacha, FL, on February 28, 2017, with his loving wife Rosemary by his side.

John was born in South Philadelphia, PA and grew up in East Camden, NJ where he attended St. Joseph’s Pro Cathedral grammar school. He was a 1965 alumni of Camden Catholic High School. He was, most importantly, a very proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

During and after a long career in sales and consulting, John was a man of varied interests. He was very involved as a Civil War re-enactor and thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent as a docent on the U.S.S. New Jersey docked on the Camden waterfront. He loved history, was a voracious reader, and had both a wicked sense of humor and personal style.

After his marriage to Rosemary, they lived in Voorhees, New Jersey. A huge Jimmy Buffet fan, John finally found his paradise in the lovely town of Matlacha, Florida, while visiting friends there. They were hooked and consequently bought a home there while on that same vacation. The years brought so many fantastic friends, neighborhood parties and wonderful memories. These caring friends have rallied around John and Rosemary during John’s illness and are a true blessing.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret Bader and favorite aunt, Rosie Gillen. He is survived by his wife Rosemary, two daughters, Cailin and Lisa, two granddaughters, Samantha and Jessica, and three sisters, Kathleen, Rosemary and Maryanne.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Harry McCarry, Ireland Sep 17, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    I was sorry to read about the passing of John. R. I. P.
    John’s mother, Margaret was the daughter of my great Aunt, Rebecca McCarry Gillen. Rebecca and my grandfather, Daniel McCarry were brother and sister.

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