Stephen Rider

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Rider Stephen Rider, age 60, of Hilliard, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014. Hilliard High School Class of 1972, Graduate of The Ohio State University, Co-owner of Creative Spaces Landscape Company and past President and Board Member of Columbus Landscape Association. Preceded in death by father Paul V. Rider and brother-in-law Michael Simpson. Survived by loving wife of 37 years, Kara; mother, Lois Rider of Brown Twp., OH,; daughter, Laura (Mike) Aho of Hilliard; son, Sam (Lizzie) Rider of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA; brothers, Dr. David (Sasha) Rider of Monrovia, CA and Scott (Kelly) Rider of Liberty Twp., OH; granddaughters, Addyson and Abbygail Aho; mother-in-law, Jane Simpson of Weston, WV; brothers-in-law, Bob (Brenda) Simpson of Weston, WV and Marshall (Stephanie) Simpson of Morgantown, WV; sisters-in-law, Melissa (Paul) Falkenbach of Columbus, OH and Tina (Pat) Garska of Hurricane, WV; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at the TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026, where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment Wesley Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hope Hollow, a non-profit close to Steve's heart. Hope Hollow offers complimentary lodging to persons with cancer and their loved ones in a peaceful, supportive environment. There are two ways you can donate at or P.O. Box 141423, Columbus, OH, 43214.

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Tidd Funeral Home - Hilliard
5265 Norwich Street
Hilliard, OH 43026
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 19, 2014
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