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Jane Delano RIDDER

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Of Delray, FL and San Mateo, CA Died April 10, 2013 at the age of 94 after a short illness. She was at home surrounded by her five loving children. Jane raised all of her children in Duluth MN and St. Paul MN and looked back on those years with great affection. Jane attended the Brearley School in NYC and Greenwood School in Baltimore. She was raised in NYC and at the family residence, Steen Valetje on the Hudson River near Rhinebeck, NY. Her father, Lyman Delano was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first cousin. She was predeceased in 2002 by her husband of 63 years, Bernard H. Ridder Jr. He was CEO of Ridder Publications at the time of their merger with Knight newspapers in 1974. Her greatest pleasure was spent being with her family of four generations. She is survived by her children Robin Ridder of Healdsburg, CA, Tony Ridder of Pebble Beach, CA, Jill Ridder of Healdsburg, CA, Peter Ridder (Cathy) of Long Beach, CA and Laura Evans (Ned) of Delray, FL and Grosse Pointe, MI, nine grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren all of whom looked to her for guidance and support. There has been a private memorial gathering. Contributions may be made to the .



Published in Pioneer Press from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2013
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