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Dorothy Rider


Dorothy J. Rider, 92, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at the Middletown Home. Dorothy Rider 1 25

She was born on October 15, 1924 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and was the loving daughter of the late Raymond and Margaret (Davis) Schuler.

She was a 1942 graduate of Hanover Township High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Dorothy was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church, Middletown. She was previously a member of the former Liberty Fire Co. Auxiliary, Middletown Area Band Boosters, United Methodist Women and Middletown Interfaith Council. Dorothy enjoyed being involved in delivering Meals on Wheels as well as doing ceramics.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Dale E. Rider, who passed away in 2011, son-in-law, Timothy Allwein, and brother, Raymond Schuler Jr.

Dorothy is survived by a son, Dale E. Rider Jr. and wife Ann of Lower Swatara Township; daughter, Karen R. Allwein of Lower Paxton Township; grandchildren, Kenneth Britcher (Stella) of Middletown, Daniel Britcher (Angela) of New Cumberland, Amanda Brown (Jason) of Lower Swatara Township, Sarah Allwein of Lower Paxton Township; great-grandchildren, Nick Choplick (Paula), Georgie Marie Britcher, Kenneth Britcher III, Tyler Brown, and Sophia Britcher; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A tribute to Dorothy’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 157 E. Water St., Middletown, Pa, with the Rev. M. Lee Ellenberger officiating. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown. There will also be a viewing on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.

Interment will be at Middletown Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Middletown Interfaith Food Pantry, P.O. Box 207, Middletown, PA 17057; The Middletown Home, 999 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057; or to her church.

Special thanks to the staff of the Middletown Home for their compassionate care.

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