As 2020 draws to a close, Covid takes yet another life. George Schrader, former city manager for Dallas City has passed away due to Covid-19 complications according to a Dallas Morning News article from December 31st. In it they say:
“George R. Schrader, who served as Dallas city manager for most of the 1970s and played key roles in the development of several city landmarks such as Reunion Tower and DFW International Airport, died Thursday. He was 89. Schrader died around 3 a.m. at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Plano from complications related to COVID-19, according to Cheryl Ewing Rozes, his stepdaughter. Both he and his wife, Barbara, were diagnosed with the virus in mid-December.”
He was also the regent of the Texas Woman’s University for several years according to a Fox West Texas article from January 1st. In it they say:
“Schrader was first appointed to the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents in 2007 by then-Governor Rick Perry. Schrader was re-appointed by Perry in 2013 for a second six-year term on the board. In the 12 years he served as regent, Schrader helped oversee unprecedented growth on TWU’s Denton campus and played an integral role in establishing new TWU campuses in Dallas and Houston. Among the construction projects launched or completed during Schrader’s board tenure were the Scientific Research Commons, Parliament Village, the Oakland Complex, the Ann Stuart Science Complex, the Fitness and Recreation Center and major renovations to Old Main and Hubbard Hall. The university also experienced steady enrollment increases and new highs in philanthropy during Schrader’s tenure.”
Mr. Schrader will be well remembered and missed by the many offices and institutions he has graced in his time.