Rodney C. Rider
10/17/1923 - 04/28/2020

Rodney C. Rider, 96, of McSherrystown, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 with his wife by his side. He was the husband of Grace H. (Hewitt) Rider with whom he shared 71 years of marriage. Born October 17, 1923 in McSherrystown, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Iva M. (Claybaugh) Rider. Rodney retired from Viet Furniture Co., Hanover and then retired from the Conewago Valley School District. He was a member of Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, McSherrystown, a life member of McSherrystown Home Assoc., Hanover AMVETS and CWV of Bonneauville. Rodney proudly served in the Army during WWII. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Cynthia R. Tavares of Hanover and Lisa M. Bowen and husband Scott of The Villages, FL; two grandchildren, Bradley Bowen and wife Erin and Wendy Arentz and husband Chad; and five great-grandchildren, Ashley Rabatin Smith and husband Michael, Landon Bowen, Benjamin Bowen, Alec Arentz and Thomas Arentz. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tamara Tavares and two siblings, Robert Rider and Anna C. Smith. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover with Rev. Charles L. Persing officiating. A memorial service will be held for Rodney at a later date. Contributions in memory of Rodney may be made to American Heart Association of South Central PA, 4250 Crums Mill Road, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17112.



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Posted at:04/28/2020 10:10 pm
Julie Strausbaugh
Cindy, So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy. Thoughts and prayers are with your and the family.

Posted at:04/29/2020 8:08 pm
Jeff, Lin, Tyler & Rachel Myers
Our hearts hurt for you. So, so sorry for your loss of a kind gentleman.

Posted at:04/30/2020 9:09 am
Robert and Jolene Macks Family
Another "greatest generation" gentleman has passed... We are deeply saddened by the news. Rod will be missed. Sending our heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family.

Posted at:04/30/2020 9:09 am
Mandy Campbell
Mr. Rod was the custodian at New Oxford Elementary when I was a child in the early 90s. He was such a sweet and kind man. He always made sure we ate our fruits and vegetables at lunch. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. *New Oxford Alumni has a page on Facebook where many people are sharing kind words and memories of him from his days at NOE.

Posted at:04/30/2020 10:10 am
Lynne & Bill Demetros
Lisa & Scott, We are so very sorry for your loss. It must be particularly difficult to not have the comfort of your family and friends due to this dreadful Covid pandemic. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill & Lynne

Posted at:04/30/2020 1:01 pm
debbie hoak
the Largent, Hoak, and White family send are condolence's to aunt Grace are Prayers and thoughts are with you at this time

Posted at:04/30/2020 6:06 pm
Diane Munson
Love and prayers go out to you and your family! Much love to your Mom🙏💕

Posted at:04/30/2020 6:06 pm
Dorsey White
Aunt Grace praying for you and all the family.

Posted at:05/01/2020 5:05 pm
Susi Guinn
Dear Grace and Wendy, Rod always took such great care of me, not just my classroom. May he rest in peace.

 
 
 
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