Vernon C. Rider
Published in Patriot-News
Vernon C. Rider,
85, of Lower Paxton Township, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May
20, 2009 in the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, Susquehanna Township.
He was born on August 15, 1923 in Warsaw, KY to the late Lafe and Lilly
He was a United States Army Counter Intelligence Corp. Veteran of WW II
and was a retired conductor from Conrail.
Vernon was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Lower Paxton Township
and had played professional baseball within the St. Louis Cardinal's organization.
Surviving are his wife Marion E. (Cooper) Rider, a son Dale V. Rider and
his wife Lisa of Lewisburg, a daughter Judith R. Martin and her husband
Frank of Harrisburg, 4 grandchildren; Gregory Martin, Matthew Martin,
Angela Neumaier, Jonathan Rider and 7 great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 pm (Noon) on Wednesday, May 27,
2009 in Calvary United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dr. S. Ronald Parks
officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Indiantown
Gap National Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11am until 12pm (Noon) on Wednesday in the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Hetrick Cremation Services of Central
Pennsylvania, 3125 Walnut St. Susquehanna Township.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Vernon's honor may be made
to the Building Fund of Calvary United Methodist Church 4700 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17109.