Richard J.Rider Sr. 1938-2013

LIBERTY – Richard J. Rider Sr., 74, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Northside Medical Center in Youngstown.

He was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Cleveland, the son of Morris and Helen Shredel Rider.

Richard retired from General Motors and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Judy A. Ludwig Rider; his children, Richard J. Rider Jr. and Deborah Rider of Girard; stepchildren, Donna Blankenship of East Lake and Kimberly Spalding of Cleveland; sisters, Kathy Grundman of Euclid and Karen Shea of Conneticut; a brother, William Rider of Georgia; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Lynn Sprowl.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.