Age 82, of Lansing, MI, passed away May 18, 2014. He was born July 19, 1931, in Lansing, son of Orla and Mary Rider.

Pat graduated in June 1949 from Sexton High School and served as senior class president. He received his bachelor’s degree from MSC. He was a civil engineer first with MDOT and later with Eisenhour Construction Co. and Spartan Sign. He also served as vice president for both organizations. He was very involved with the restoration of the Barton Theatre Organ that was moved from the Michigan Theatre to its current home at the Grand Ledge Opera House. Pat was also involved with the Scenic Lake subdivision development in Laingsburg. He was an active square dancer and he loved his grandchildren and family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marilyn J. (Jacobson) Rider; children, James K. Rider of Flint, Steven L. Rider of Minnesota and David R. (Liz) Rider of DeWitt; grandchildren, Matt Rider, Hannah (Jim) Holderread, Andrew Rider and Abby Rider; and sister, Marylyn (Dick) Shadduck of Lansing. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Malcolm Rider.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lansing Theatre Organ, Inc. for the Grand Ledge Opera House organ.

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8 Messages to “Patterson N. “Pat” Rider”

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    Roger A. Zona Says:

    Pat was a friend to all our classmates and it is comforting to know so many will attend Pat’s services.

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    Roger A. Zona Says:

    To Marilyn and her family: I regret I can not attend the services for Pat but my sincere sympathies, prayers and condolences are with Marilyn.

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    Tom Peake Says:

    I had only worked with Pat for a short while around 10 years ago when I first started at the Sign Shop. We spent time together so he could teach me the ropes of estimating. I enjoyed working with him. His son Jim Rider has been here at the sign shop for many more years than I, and he has the same work ethic as Pat, never quit! Our condolences and prayers to the Rider Family.

    The Peake Family

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