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J. Richard Nedder, Sr.



WEST BOYLSTON J. Richard Nedder, Sr., 79, former President of Thom McAn Thom McAn is a brand of shoes distributed by Footstar, Inc., formerly the Melville Corporation. The brand is currently sold in Kmart stores, and consists of leather dress, casual, and athletic shoes (under its Tm Sport label).  Shoe, of West Boylston, passed away Sunday night Sunday Night, later named Michelob Presents Night Music, was an NBC late-night television show which aired for two seasons between 1988 and 1990 as a showcase for jazz and eclectic musical artists. , February 4, 2007, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Nedder leaves his loving wife of 57 years, Helene G. (Ravanis) Nedder; a daughter, Elaine T. Nedder of West Boylston; two sons, J. Richard Nedder, Jr., and his wife Janet of Uxbridge, and their children J. Richard Nedder, III, and Catherine E. Nedder; and Michael C. Nedder and his wife Peggy of Greenwich, Connecticut Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 61,101. It is home to many hedge funds and other financial service companies that have left Manhattan. Of the $1. , and their daughter Kathleen "Katie" Rose Nedder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A brother, George T. Nedder, pre-deceased him.

He was born in Boston on Monday, May 16, 1927, son of Abraham G. and Lily (Thomas) Nedder, and grew up in the Readville section of Hyde Park, Massachusetts Hyde Park is the most southern neighborhood of the City of Boston, Massachusetts. Hyde Park is home to a diverse range of people, housing types and social groups. It is an urban location with suburban characteristics. . Growing up in Boston he would later move to Yonkers and Hartsdale, New York Hartsdale is a hamlet and a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York. The population was 9,830 at the 2000 census. Geography
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, eventually settling in West Boylston in 1965. He graduated from Boston English This may refer to multiple topics.
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 High School, and the former Staley College in Boston; an honorary degree was conferred upon him by Assumption College in Worcester in 1985. He served in the United States Navy United States Navy

Major branch of the U.S. military forces, charged with defending the nation at sea and maintaining security on the seas wherever U.S. interests extend. The Continental Navy was established by the Continental Congress in 1775.
, during World War II.

He was the President and Partner of Knapp Shoes from 1986 until 1989; he previously spent much of his career with Melville Corporation, serving in the Thom McAn division as President from 1981 to 1983; before starting his own business, Marketing Sales Management. He began his career as a salesman for Thom McAn in a downtown Boston store in 1944, working his way up the corporate ladder through a series of field and management positions, including Senior Vice President and General Manager. He has also been President for Miles Shoe, another division of Melville, from 1971 to 1974.

Mr. Nedder was a tireless community leader, spending much of his time volunteering to help those less fortunate. He served as President and Chairman of the Board of Big Brothers of Worcester, President and a Director of Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce, A Board Member of "Come Alive" Youth Homes, Administrative Chairman of the Girl Scouts capital fund drive, and was on the Board of the Campfire Girls. In 1974 he served as Chairman of the United Way in Worcester.

His association and work on behalf of Saint Jude began when the Worcester Chapter requested his help. Although he knew little of Saint Jude, knowing only that the foundation was devoted to children, he answered the call. He served Saint Jude in various advisory and leadership capacities within the organization, including serving as Chairman for the Saint Jude Telethon in 1980.

Richard was a founding member of the Massachusetts Traditional Jazz Club and was Chairman. He was included in the 1954 Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Knights of Columbus, American Roman Catholic society for men, founded (1882) at New Haven, Conn. (where its headquarters are still located), by Father Michael J. McGivney. . He was a Trustee and Member of the Board of Investments at Consumer Savings Bank savings bank, financial institution that, until recently, performed only the following functions: receiving savings deposits of individuals, investing them, and providing a modest return to its depositors in the form of interest.  and a member and served on the Board of Advisors Deichman Schuhe, Essen, Germany.

A funeral service for Richard will be held Friday, February 9, 2007 at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of The Cedars of Lebanon Church, 61 Rockwood Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery Forest Hills Cemetery in the Forest Hills area of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (a primarily residential section of Boston) is a historic 275 acre (0 km) cemetery, greenspace, arboretum and sculpture garden. , Jamaica Plain. Calling hours will be held Thursday, February 8, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester, Massachusetts, a trisagon service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home, during calling hours. Flowers may be sent or donations may be made to Our Lady of The Cedars of Lebanon Church, 61 Rockwood Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

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