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Paul G Ryder

December 20, 2017
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Paul G. Ryder, 86, died Dec. 14, 2017, in Lehigh Acres FL. He was born in Towanda, PA to Paul H. & Agnes Driscoll Ryder, who preceded him in death. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1947-1951 and was involved in the Berlin Airlift, with a majority of his service spent in Munich, Germany. He returned to Roscoe NY, and started working in construction, becoming Lead Engineer in charge of a crew of men and repairing the heavy equipment.

Paul married his first wife Julie Nalepa from 1952 1976 she passed away in Dec. 2015. Their five children are Rudy Ryder, Roscoe NY, Judy Van Ginhoven, High Point NC, Joan Roberts, Newville PA, Jane Ryder, Hacketstown NJ, and Paul Ryder Jr., Roscoe NY.

In 1984, he married Elizabeth Argent, who survives, and gained 4 stepchildren, Joe Argent, Wagoner OH, Jay Argent, White Sulphur Springs NY, Judy Newman and Joann Ryder, Roscoe NY. There are 24 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren in their blended family. His is also survived by his sister, Betty June Vannoy, Granville Summit PA, half-sister, Sharon Ryder Eckert, Richmond CA and half-brother, Richard Ryder, Welaka FL, plus many nieces and nephews and very good friends, Dick and Nancy Bartlett.

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He was a great antique car buff and loved working on antique engines. He and his son, Paul Jr., restored a beautiful 1935 Ford 4-door sedan convertible, for which he was so proud.

Paul was a wonderful, kind, fun-loving man and will be missed by all who knew him.

Arrangements have been entrusted to National Cremation & Burial Society.



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