Rider served as a member of the SUNY New Paltz University Police Department (UPD) for many years and held the rank of Lieutenant at the time of his retirement in 1998.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, their five children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life was held at Humiston Funeral Home in Kerhonkson, N.Y., on May 26.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to one of the following organizations:
- The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 375 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, N.J., 08034
- The American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, Calif., 94010
- The American Lung Association, PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, Minn. 56007