Henry Bates Lauder, 75, of 16 Taylor Ave., Madison, passed away at MidState Medical Center on May 21, 2005 surounded by his loving family. Husband of Harriet Radtke Lauder for 54 years. Born in Meriden July 9, 1929 to the late Percy and Hazel Johnson Lauder. Father of Michael Lauder and his wife, Carlyn of Southington, Timothy Lauder and his wife, Lisa of Oxford, and Hank Lauder, Jr. of Madison. Grandfather of Emily and Steven Lauder of Southington, Morgan and Taylor Lauder of Oxford and Kevin and Jonathon Lauder of Madison. Brother of Ellsworth Lauder of Key Largo, Florida, Joan Dickinson of Key Largo, Florida, Virginia Brainerd of Wallingford, William Lauder of Anchorage, Alaska, and Nancy Skiados of Meriden. Also, many nieces and nephews. Henry was a graduate of Wilcox Technical High School and a lifelong resident of Meriden until he moved to Madison 2 years ago. He proudly served his country for three years while in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed with D&R Johnson Carpentry out of West Hartford where he built McDonald restaurants throughout Connecticut and the surrounding states. Besides his family Henry loved working with wood. He enjoyed building Shaker furniture. His latest project , a wooden letter opener, was a favorite of his and a gift to many. Mr. Lauder was a 40 year member of Meridian Lodge #77 A.F. & A.M. of Meriden and a 32 degree Member of the Scottish Rite. A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 201 West Main St., Meriden, Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Funeral arrangments with BEECHER & BENNETT FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. To send a condolence please see www.beecherandbennett.com

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  1. Dear Harriet and Family; I would like to offer you my sincerest condolences at this difficult time. The memories of Pasco Street and growing up with not one set of parents but several, helped each of us .kids. to grow into the fine individuals that we are now. Henry, one of the dads, will be fondly remembered as one of our guiding lights.

  2. Dear Harriet, Michael, Tim, Hank Jr. & Family’s; Please accept my sincerest condolences at this most difficult time. I have fond memories of growing up on Pasco Street with you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times. God Bless you all. Sincerely, Kurt Greiner

  3. Dearest Harriet and all your family, I am so sorry for your loss. The clock Hank and the boys made still sits on my mantle. Harriet,I am a better person having had your family touch my life . I am sorry I can’t make the services for Hank ,because my Danny has been at Yale New Haven Hospital 6 weeks now and I don’t expect to have him home until July if not later. Please know that my love and hugs and prayers go out to all of you. Sincerely , Linda King

  4. Harriet,Michael,Carlyn,Tim,Hank and family..So very sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person.Last year, through conversation with Rita Ostasiewski Gilbert, I learned that Henry was ill. I recall Henry in his soft spoken way, with his subtle sense of humor, always making me feel welcome over the 7 or so years I knew him. He was truly a great person and I’m sure will be missed tremendously by many people. I pray that the many memories you have of Henry will help you through these difficult times.

  5. Henry taught me how to appreciate wood and I’ll never look at a well finished piece of furniture without thinking of him..

  6. I pray for Bates and his family at this time and wish you all peace in this sorrowful time. I went to Roger Sherman school with Bates when we were about 10 years old, and was very friendly with him. I have thought of him many times in the last 68 years but have lost touch. He was a great guy and I know that God has a nice place for him in Heaven. Sincerely, Don Roszelle and Family

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