Craig Wallace Rideout
1966 - 2016
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Rideout, Craig Wallace

Penfield: Craig was born on April 24, 1966 and died unexpectedly on July 20, 2016. He was a graduate of Pittsford Mendon High School (1984) and Union College (1988), and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He earned the honor CFA in 1991. He was employed by Federated Clover Investment Advisors as a Senior Technical Specialist, Analyst/Programmer since March 1989.

Craig gave of himself to the community working with St. Irenaeus Ministries, with Catholic Youth Groups, and other charitable organizations. Craig recruited students for Union College and was past president of his fraternity's local chapter. He loved being around young people and they all loved him for his wonderful sense of humor. He was also an active member of St. John of Rochester Church.

Craig is predeceased by his father, Richard Holman Rideout, and his brother, Scott Rideout. He is survived by his mother, Agnes "Nes" Rideout; sister, Robbyn Drew (Terry); nieces, Julie Richardsen and Chloe Drew; nephews, Christian Richardsen (Sarah Turner), Kyle Drew (Megan); great-nephew, Jayden Drew; uncle, Philip Rideout (Flavia) of Deerfield Beach, FL; cousins, Colin Wallace (Sharon) of Marina del Rey, CA; June Harrison (Wayne) of Winnipeg, Canada; second cousin, Annice Simpson of London, Canada and her son, Colin, of Toronto; second cousin, William Duff of Inverkeithing, Scotland; and many friends. Craig is also survived by his children, Colin, Andrew, Alexander, Elizabeth, Julia, Patrick and Madeline and estranged wife.

The family wishes to thank all law enforcement agencies, the Monroe County Sheriff, the Yates County Sheriff, and the NY State Troopers for working tirelessly to bring justice to Craig.

A brief service will be held Wednesday, August 3, 1 PM at All Seasons Chapel, White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. Friends may call Monday, August 8, 4-7 PM at the funeral chapel (2305 Monroe Ave.). In lieu of flowers, donations in Craig's memory may be made to St. Irenaeus Ministries, 542 Blossom Rd., Rochester, NY 14610; Union College, Office of College Relations - Abbe Hall, 807 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308, or to a charity of your choice. To share a memory of Craig or send a condolence to the family, visit

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jul. 31, 2016.
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August 8, 2016
Nes, Robbyn, Julie and Chris, We are so sorry for your loss. I hope that all the wonderful years you have had with Craig will ease your pain and bring you many good memories. Doris and Bill
August 8, 2016
I worked with Craig for over 10 years - we were close enough so I've been calling him "my work spouse". I found him to be unbelievably and unfailingly patient, calm, and good-humored. He was generous with his time and always willing to give a sympathetic ear.
Even though I moved from Rochester two years ago, we had stayed in touch, regularly emailing about personal family milestones. His humor and personality shone through the emails, even through his difficult times, and he clearly appreciated my sharing my events with him.
Even from this distance, I will miss him.
My sincerest condolences to his mother, sister, and children,
Mark Ganchrow
August 1, 2016
Dear Nes, I am so sorry for the loss of your son and for all that you are going through. I've been thinking of you and wish you a peaceful heart.
Pat Pierce (formerly worked at Koning)
Pat Pierce
August 1, 2016
I have fond memories of Craig from middle school and highschool. He was sweet, smart and funny. My deepest condolences for Craig's family. Such a tragedy! With love, Lisa Reinking Aldridge
July 31, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Craig was a good and decent person and I cannot imagine the pain his passing has caused those who care about him. Some things are just beyond understanding.
katy may
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