William Patrick Ryder, 76, of Houston, TX passed away at his home on May 14, 2013.
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He was born in Chicago, IL on September 16, 1936 to the late William Patrick and Helen Malone Ryder. Bill attended the University of Notre Dame and was graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. He married Janet Buss on September 10, 1960 and together they had four children.
His first job was at The Oil Daily in Chicago, IL. In 1967, Bill accepted a job at Marathon Oil Company in Findlay, OH and remained with Marathon until he retired at the age of 62. Bill spent his retirement with close friends in Houston and traveling to visit and attend family events. He was an active member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Houston.
Bill is survived by his four children: Sheila Ryder-Sconce of Littleton, CO; Kathleen M. Ryder of Charlotte, NC; William P. Ryder II of Chicago, IL; and, Mary M. Bohde of Van Wert, OH. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Siobhan C. Ricksecker of Convoy, OH; William P. Ricksecker of Van Wert, OH and one great-grand child Emma K. Ricksecker of Convoy, OH.
The family is planning a private service for family and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in his name to the University of Notre Dame, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN, 46556.
Published in Houston Chronicle on May 26, 2013