Robert Ryder

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Robert Ryder, 91, of Dunmore, passed away suddenly early Friday morning. He led a long a fruitful life. His wife is Florence Ferguson.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Veronica Buckley Ryder and Thomas Ryder of Scranton. Bob attended Scranton Technical High school and received his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Scranton, where he was also a member of the swim team. He was an Air Force navigator on bombers during World War II.

He worked his entire 42 year career at the University of Scranton where he retired as Vice President Finance and Treasurer. He also taught accounting and finance courses at the night school. He was a member of the Pro Deo Society, Alpha Sigma Mu Honor Society and a recipient of the Frank O'Hara Award, the highest honor given by the University.

He was a keen sports fan and rarely missed his children's games. He was a big fan of Scranton Royals basketball and the New York Yankees. After retirement, he continued to help in the university's financial aid office and made use of the schools athletic facilities into his 90s.

He is survived by his wife, Florence; sons, Thomas of Arlington, Va.; Robert of Rochester, N.Y.; and Michael of Olyphant; and daughter, Dr. Mary Ryder of Philadelphia; and five grandchildren.

He was also preceded by a sister, Ann Medalli of Scranton; and daughter, Elizabeth Ryder.

The funeral will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the McGoff-Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1401 Capouse Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut Street, Dunmore. Interment, Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.

Friends may call Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert T. Ryder Scholarship Fund at the University of Scranton.
Published in Scranton Times on July 20, 2013