Jon Rider, 81, of Millville passed away Wednesday September 4, 2019 at his residence. He was born May 23, 1938 in Millville, a son of the late Lawrence Rider and Martha (Fisher) Rider Watts.
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He graduated from Millville High School class of 1956. Jon owned and operated his own garage in Millville for over 20 years and then worked and retired from PennDot where he was a supervisor. He was also the former Mayor of Millville, and Greenwood Township Supervisor. Jon was a member of EAA, NRA, Eagle Scout, the Oriental Lodge #460, Jerseytown Hunting Club, and a lifetime member of Millville Fire Hall. Jon was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying, golfing, and hunting.
Jon is survived by his wife the former Eunice Martz, whom he married August 1, 1959 and just celebrated 60 years of marriage, three children; Rosemarie Glenn (Dan), Martha Jean Rider (Tom), Jon Rider (Peggy), four grandchildren; Hannah Charles (James), Stephen Glenn (Zandrea), Rachelle Phillips (Brett), David Glenn (Vicky), 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jon was preceded in death by his parents as well as two sisters; Janice Tyler, Jane Wright, infant brother Freddy Rider, brother-in-law Wayne Wright, and great-grandson Jacob Phillips.
Services will be Monday September 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm at Mill-Green United Methodist Church, S State St & Walnut St, Millville, PA 17846 with Pastor Robert Strozyk officiating. Burial will follow at Jerseytown Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time of service at the church.
Family and friends may send online condolences to bunnellfuneralhome.com. The Bunnell Funeral Home Inc., 179 E. Main St., Millville is handling arrangements.