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Harold Rider Obituary
RIDER,HAROLD B. Harold B. Rider, 89 of Portland, husband of Alice “Peggy” (Kennedy) Rider passed away Wednesday February 12, 2014 at Middlesex Hospital. He was the son of the late Clarence and Edith (Griggs) Rider. Born on January 29, 1925 in North Haven, CT, he has lived in Portland for the last 57 years. He worked at Pratt & Whitney for many years until his retirement and served in the U.S. Army Field Artillary Battalion and in the European Theater in 4 different campaigns. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Middletown for over 50 years serving as Deacon and member of the choir. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Portland, a member of the Masons, the American Legion for many years and the Portland Golf Club.Besides his wife, he leaves his daughters, Karen Norton and her husband, Michael of Portland, and Elizabeth Rogers and her husband, Timothy of Middlefield, 5 grandchildren, Caroline and Olivia Norton of Portland, Scott Rogers and his wife, Ashley, and Justin and Kristen Rogers all of Middlefield. He was predeceased by 6 brothers and sisters. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11AM at First Congregational Church 554 Main St Portland with the Rev. Jane Hawken officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center, 536 Saybrook Rd Middletown, CT. 06457 or to the First Congregational Church 554 Main St Portland, CT. 06480. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.portlandmemorialfh.net
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Published in middletownpress on Feb. 17, 2014
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