Obituary Notice: Warren A. Ryder

Warren A. Ryder, 88, of Philipsburg died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College.

Born March 20, 1926, he was a son of the late Daniel B. and Helen Louise (Small) Ryder.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II. He was a plumber and retired from Penn State University.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Philipsburg. He was also a member of AmVets Post No. 159, Philipsburg and American Legion Post No. 159, Mercer.

He was a life member of Hope Fire Co. No. 2 of Philipsburg.

On July 7, 1948 in Tarcento, Italy, he married the former Lina M. Pellarini, who survives at home.

Surviving are a daughter, Amelia Ryder of Mercer; a son, Frank Ryder and his wife, Patricia of Philipsburg; five grandchildren, Terri Lynn Katzenmeyer, Maria Lina Condon, Kathryn N. Breen, Vincent James Ryder and Rebecca Renee Ryder; four great-grandchildren, Nickolas Katzenmeyer, Corrina Katzenmeyer, Rachel Green and Dominick Ryder; nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Small of Philipsburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lina C. Doran; a sister, Winifred Dulany; two brothers, Harry D. Ryder and Daniel Ryder; and two step-brothers, R. Zeak Small and Kenneth Small.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no public visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 465, Philipsburg, PA 16866.

Arrangements are under the direction of the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, 228 N. Centre St., Philipsburg.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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