Raymond Ryder

Obituary of Raymond E. Ryder

Raymond Eugene Ryder, born in Corpus Christi, Texas on September 3rd, 1944, passed away peacefully on March 28th, 2024. He was surrounded by his family, at Bon Secours Community Hospital, in Port Jervis, New York. Raymond is predeceased by his devoted parents, Ollie “Bud” and Mildred Ryder, his beloved sister, Dolores Schaumburg, her husband Charles Schaumburg and their son, Michael.


Raymond is survived by his sisters, Peggy Myers, and Jane Davies;  sons, Raymond and wife, Julie, Darren and wife, Laura and Michael; daughter, Michelle; grandchildren, Raymond Ryder and his wife, Jen, Chelsea Sweeney and her husband, Brian, Mykayla, Mykenzie, Kassie and Zackary, Rachael and Peyton Ryder, Madison and Jansen Montgomery, 4 great-grandchildren,  Raymond and Colton Ryder, and Sullivan and Parker Sweeney and  many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.


Ray worked in the Union- Local 825- Operating Engineers and then was self-employed with Ryder & Sons Paving & Excavating.


 Raymond loved many things, especially “tinkering” with cars and motorcycles. He took pleasure in spending time with people who loved doing what he enjoyed. He especially loved his grandchildren and watching them grow into the amazing, young adults that they are. A family statement read: “He lived his life his way and enjoyed life to the fullest.”.  A lyric from Toby Keith’s song which says it best, in honor of Ray, “I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once, as I ever was.”


The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff members at Bon Secours Hospital for their compassion and outstanding care they provided for Raymond during his stay. They would also like to thank the staff and all of  his friends at the Sentinel, in Port Jervis, New York for the love, care, kindness, & friendship they gave to him.


Cremation will take place at the MacLennan Hall Crematorium.


 A private celebration of life will take place in the future.


Arrangements were entrusted to Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford Street, Milford, Pennsylvania 18337 (www.stroyanfuneralhome.com).


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