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|Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:18|
Former Ohio resident John Richard Ryder died Wednesday, January 1, 2014, in Peoria, Arizona. He was 89.
Mr. Ryder was born to John Archibald and Julia Weaver Ryder on September 21, 1924, in Haskins, Ohio. He was one of four children.
On January 3, 1944, he married Jean Louise Ziss in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946.
Mr. Ryder worked as a sales representative for the Bostwick Braun Corporation of Toledo, Ohio for 22 years. Later he began taking college courses and earned both B.S. and M.A. degrees in Education from Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Ryder taught elementary school for 18 years in Plymouth, Michigan, where he also served as president of the Plymouth Educators Association.
Following retirement Mr. and Mrs. Ryder resided in both Fenton, Michigan and in Durango, Colorado before moving to Sun City West, Arizona.
Mr. Ryder is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jean Ryder, of Peoria, Arizona; daughter Rochelle Mann and son-in-law Joel M. Jones of Durango, Colorado; daughter Susan Larsen of Clovis, New Mexico; grandsons Philip Mann of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Scott Mann of Denver, Colorado; great-grandchild Julian Mann of Little Rock; and nephew John Emerson Ryder of Aromas, California.
No service is planned at this time. Memorial donations may be sent to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (www.pdf.org) or to the Roshong music education scholarship c/o the Fort Lewis College Foundation in Durango, Colorado.
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