Charles Anthony Rider Jr. passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska. His wife, Patricia, was by his side.
Chuck was born May 20, 1938, to Charles A. Rider Sr. and Elizabeth Born Rider, in Wilkes-Barre.
Chuck was raised in Wilkes-Barre. In 1959, Chuck enlisted in the military and met Pat. They were married on Jan. 16, 1960, and had three children.
The family moved many times and finally made
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John and George; sisters, Joan, Patricia and Claire; and his son, Christopher.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pat; children, Chuck (Sonja) and LauriAnn; daughter-in-law, Peggy; grandchildren, Charles IV (Eryn), Jake (Nicole), Claire Heiken, Matt Heiken and Nate Rider; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no formal service. A celebration of life will be held next summer during the annual family reunion on the mighty Kenai River.