Patrick J. Ryder Brewery worker


A Mass of Christian burial for Patrick J. Ryder, a retired brewery worker, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery Roman Catholic Church, Old Frederick Road and Monastery Avenue.

Mr. Ryder, who was 83, died of heart failure Tuesday at North Arundel Hospital. A Stevensville resident for the past 10 years, he had earlier lived in Catonsville.

He retired in 1965 as a bottling machine operator for the National Brewing Co. Earlier, he worked for the Globe Brewing Co. and the American Brewery.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to an Irish family, he worked in coal mines in Scotland before coming to Baltimore in 1923. He worked at the Mount Clare shops of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad for about five years before going to work at the breweries. Mr. Ryder liked to play Irish tunes on the accordion and fiddle and enjoyed working with wood.

His wife, the former Margaret McDonnell, died in 1979.

He is survived by a son, John Ryder of Severna Park; a daughter, Eileen Riley of Stevensville; a brother, Arthur Ryder of Minnesota; a sister, the former Bessie Ryder of New York; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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