|Birth: ||Jul. 19, 1928|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 2007|
He was the husband of Elizabeth E. (Brazee) Ryder, with whom he celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on September 3rd. He was the son of the late Raymond and Hannah (Kennedy) Ryder. He was raised in Wilmington, and attended Wilmington schools.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a union finish carpenter by Local #26 of Wilmington.
In earlier years, he founded and operated the Ryder Construction Company of Tewksbury, and the Tewksbury Modernization Company.
He was a member of the Tewksbury United Methodist Church. According to his family, even during his retirement years, he continued his lifelong passion for carpentry, and took tremendous pride in his skill.
He enjoyed numerous activities including; fishing, gardening, taking drives with his family exploring the countryside and vacationing at the family cottage in Wilmot, NH.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Pamela J. Goody and her husband, Bruce of Needham, Wayne E. Ryder and his wife, Cynthia of Tewksbury, and Brian D. Ryder and his wife, Catherine of Westford; one great-grandson, one brother, Conrad Ryder of Wilmington; one sister, Muriel I Toomey of Delaware; and also many nieces and nephews.
(The Sun, Lowell, MA, December 21, 2007)
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