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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Raymond Budington DeRidder

1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Raymond Budington DeRidder Obituary
Raymond Budington DeRidder

AGE: 83 • Saratoga Springs, NY

Raymond Budington DeRidder, Esq. of Saratoga Springs, NY died peacefully on May 30, 2017, at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, after a fall at home. Born October 19, 1933 in Albany, he was the son of the late Jacob Raymond DeRidder and the late Jean Budington DeRidder of Monmouth County, NJ.

Raymond attended high school at the Gunnery, in Washington, CT, graduating in 1952. He earned a B.A. degree in History from Princeton University in 1956 and was commissioned a second Lt. in the Marine Corp, serving through 1958. Ray went on to study law at Rutgers University Law School, graduating in 1961 with a LL.B. He had a private law practice in Monmouth County, NJ, and was counsel to the Monmouth County Board of Social Services. He also sat on the boards of the Monmouth County Youth Detention Center, the Center for Rehabilitation Programs, and the Community Services Council.

Ray retired in 1991 and moved to Saratoga Springs, NY. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and traveling. Ray was an active member of the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, serving for many years as chair of the Stewardship committee and in the Joyful Hope choir. He also served on the Saratoga County Arts Council board.

In 1956, he married Margaret Djerf (deceased) of Brooklyn, NY. They had two sons, Jacob Raymond DeRidder III (deceased), and Karl Budington DeRidder of Schuylerville, NY. In 1978, Ray married Mary Dittmer of Wheatland, ND, in Little Silver, NJ. Survivors include Ray's wife, Mary, son, Karl, sister and niece, Barbara and Suzanne Cottrell of Shavertown, PA, and his grandson, Joshua DeRidder of Stroudsburg, PA.

Ray donated his body to the Albany Medical College. Interment will take place in the family plot in Greenwich, NY, at a later date.

The family would like to thank all those who supported Ray through his illness, especially Dr. Rachid Doui and the staff of the Rubin Dialysis Center, and the compassionate staff of the Neurosciences Unit at Albany Medical Center.

Contributions may be made in Ray's memory to the music program of the United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to Rubin Dialysis Center, 59C Myrtle Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 11, 2017
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