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Ronald Lee Rider, 69

October 28, 2009

MAY 28, 1940-OCT. 26, 2009

DOVER, Del. - Ronald Lee Rider, of Dover, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at his home. He was 69.

Mr. Rider was born in Hagerstown, Md., on May 28, 1940, to the late Milton B. and Doris Reedy Rider.

He served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1981 as a MSgt. He then became a civil servant at Dover AFB in 1982, and continued his government service until his death.

Mr. Rider was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Rider, in May of this year.

Mr. Rider is survived by three sons, Jim "Moochie" Rider and his wife, Cheryl, of Dayton, Ohio, Milton "Mickey" Rider and his wife, Karen, of Dover, and Ronald W. Rider and his wife, Ann, also of Dover; and a daughter, Tena R. Rider of Las Vegas, Nev. Also surviving are four grandchildren, James R., Jessica M., Ronnie and Natalie A. Rider; two sisters, Joan Buchanan and Judy Johnson, and brother, Milton Rider, all of Hagerstown.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, DE 19901. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Del.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the Delaware Diabetes Coalition, c/o Wheeler & Associates Management Services Inc., 1009 S. Bradford St., Suite 9, Dover, DE 19901.

Letters of condolence may be sent and guestbook signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.

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