Robert V. Rider Jr.

SALISBURY — Robert V. Rider Jr., 91, passed peacefully on May 26, 2018, at Noble Horizons. 

He and his loving wife, Annette, of 67 years moved into the Cobble two years ago after having lived for almost 30 years on Dugway Road in the Lime Rock section of Salisbury.

A graduate of Duke University, Robert began his aeronautical engineering career at Republic Aviation in Farmingdale, N.Y., and eventually advanced to Grumman Aviation (now Northrop Grumman), from which he retired in 1984.

Robert is survived by three children,  Marcia (Rider) Ramunni and her husband, Paul, of North Canaan, Amy (Rider) Ross of Hendersonville, N.C., and Bruce Rider and his wife, Lisa, of Rockwell, N.C.; six grandchildren, Daniel Ramunni, Joy (Ramunni) Sherwood, Nathan Rider, Jon Rider and his wife, Garima, Emily Rider and Rebecca Rider; and three great-grandchildren, Joseph Sherwood Jr., Colin Sherwood and Amrita Rider.

He was predeceased by his wife, Annette, on Dec. 9, 2016.

A memorial service for both Robert and Annette will be privately held by the family in the fall. 

Memorial donations may be made to Noble Horizons, the Dr. John R. Elliott Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund, 17 Cobble Road, Salisbury, CT 06068.