David Alonzo Trader

March 17, 1929 ~ December 29, 2020 (age 91)


Services are being held privately by the family.

David (Dave) Alonzo Trader, age 91 born March 17, 1929, passed away December 29, 2020.  He was born in Modestown, VA and was one of eight children born to the union of Otho Trader and Tobitha Finney Trader, who have all preceded him in death.

Dave had a passion for the law and law enforcement, and took great pride in his service on Capitol Hill as a Detective for the US Capitol Police Force.  Dave also had a passion for music that was cultivated during his tours with the US Air Force Military Band, and continued through his teaching and playing Classical Guitar.

He loved to talk: Dave would impart wisdom and knowledge to anyone who was willing to listen.  He will be missed.

To mourn his passing is his daughter Dava Cansler (Roger); grandchildren Johnny H Burkhalter, III; Lauren Taylor (Theodore); three Great Grandchildren Nala Burkhalter, Lucas Taylor, and Trevor Taylor; dear friend Rita Washington, and a host of nieces, and nephews.

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January 16, 2021

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Main Location
2165 East 89th Street William F. Boyd Sr. Way
Cleveland, OH 44106

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