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William Walter Rydia

1951 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
William Walter Rydia Obituary
William Walter Rydia August 4, 1951 - May 19, 2013 William Walter Rydia passed peacefully in his home, of natural causes. William (Bill) Rydia was born Saturday, August 4th, 1951, in Dinuba, California to Arne Rydia and Lillian Kallio. Bill graduated from Reedley High School in 1969, and married Cheryl Jackson in 1986. Although he spent most of his professional life as an I.T. Manager at KGET-TV in Bakersfield, California, Bill was very active in the Bakersfield media community for many years prior. He spent time "On-Air" as a radio personality known as "Bill Ryder" on KAFY and KKXX. Bill was very "musically inclined", and enjoyed playing the guitar in his early years. He was also a sailing enthusiast and football fan, a wonderful and caring father, grandfather, and spouse. Bill always had a good time and a smile for everyone he encountered, and he could light up a room like few others. B ill is survived by his Wife, Cheryl; Daughter, Jennifer; Son-in-Law, William; and Grand-daughter, Bryn. Bill was preceded in death by his Mother and Father. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday May 24th at Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 23, 2013
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