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2019-03-13 / Obituaries

Dorothy Rider

Dorothy May Rider, age 65, a lifelong resident of Andes, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Cooperstown,

She was born on Oct. 2, 1953 at Margaretville, the daughter of Clinton C. Balcom Sr. and Shirley Gill. Dorothy graduated from Andes Central School in 1971 and then attended state colleges in Cobleskill and Delhi.

Dorothy was employed at the Delaware County Residential Care Center, Andes Central School and Arkville Senior Meals Program. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and was a very good seamstress. Dorothy was a member of the Andes United Presbyterian Church where she was an Elder.

She is survived by a son, Wayland (Lucinda) Rider of Masonville, daughter Angela (Enk Early) of Trumansburg, granddaughter Kadence Rider, her mother, Shirley Balcom, and her longtime companion Walter Gladstone of Andes. She is also survived by two sisters and three brothers and the father of her children, Gordon Rider and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian Church, Andes, on Saturday, March 9, with Rev. Marena Vittorio officiating. Committal prayers will be held at the Andes Cemetery in the Spring.

Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Andes Fire Department or the United Presbyterian Church of Andes.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.

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