Obituary of David Rider
David E Rider 71 of South Kortright, NY returned to his heavenly family on February 21, 2018 after a lifelong battle with diabetes and related complications.
After returning from his service in the U.S. Marines, David worked as a heavy equipment operator for Delaware County until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, camping and his many friends.
Mr. Rider is survived by his family; sister Joyce and Ron Smith and nephews Patrick & Thanya Rider and 5 children, Chris and Amy Smith and 2 children, Kim and Chris Kane and 2 children, Sean and Julie Secord and 2 children. David also leaves behind his best friend of 35 years Pat Van Nortwick and her family Jody, John, Robyn Doraski, Lisa McGregor and the love of his life Granddaughter Cassidy McGregor, 4 other grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
David was predeceased by his mother Myrtle, father Basil, brother Gerald, and sister Barbara Secord.
“Papa had many stories of things and places he went in his lifetime. He loved sitting on the porch with my dog, Ariel at his side. They were best friends and Papa would always joke that she was his dog. Ariel passed two weeks before Papa so they are together in heaven. He enjoyed hunting and traveling in his camper when he was younger. He would also go camping at Nickerson park over by Gilboa with my mom and I. I’m thankful for all my good memories with him. Love you Papa” ~Cassidy McGregor
Funeral services with full military honors will be held in May at a time and date to be announced. Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with David’s Family.