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Jack Ryder

December 5, 1991 - March 20, 2014
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Jack Ryder John Francis Ryder was born in Tyler, December 5, 1991 to Dr. and Mrs. James Ryder. He passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was a graduate of St. Gregory Cathedral School and a 2010 graduate of Bishop T.K. Gorman High School. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas. Jack was described by his siblings as a respected, thoughtful, brilliant and devoted brother. Jack's parents cherished his kind-hearted nature and loving spirit. He was a quiet soul who took things deeply to heart. In high school he received the Christus Award, which is the highest award at Bishop T.K. Gorman based on faith,...
Jack Ryder

John Francis Ryder was born in Tyler, December 5, 1991 to Dr. and Mrs. James Ryder. He passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

He was a graduate of St. Gregory Cathedral School and a 2010 graduate of Bishop T.K. Gorman High School. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas.

Jack was described by his siblings as a respected, thoughtful, brilliant and devoted brother. Jack's parents cherished his kind-hearted nature and loving spirit. He was a quiet soul who took things deeply to heart.

In high school he received the Christus Award, which is the highest award at Bishop T.K. Gorman based on faith, leadership, scholarship, and service. He enjoyed playing sports including baseball, basketball and golf. He loved going to the Masters and traveling with his Aunt Sara.

Jack was preceded in death by his younger bother Peter, and his grandfathers; John Ryder and Dr. James O'Brien.

Jack is survived by his loving parents, Jim and Peggy Ryder, his siblings Madeline, Luke, Paul and Erinrose, as well as his grandmothers Mrs. Barbara Kellogg Ryder and Mrs. Sara Jane O'Brien Murphy. In addition, he is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including Steve and Terri Ryder, and their children Christopher and Fiancé' Lindsay, Timothy and wife Katie and Nicholas; David Ryder and Norm Rychlik; Anne and Brad Robertson, and their children Mary Kate, Matthew, and Maggie; Tom and Sherrie Ryder and their children Katie, Caroline, and Davis; Kathleen and Pat Wood and their children Patrick, John Thomas, Charles, and William; Joan and Will McAlexander and their children Michael, Walt, and Wyatt; Mary and Sam Lorimer and their children Margo and fiancé' Pete, Sam, Michael, David and Maeve; J.R. O'Brien and his children Conor and Kailey; Sara O'Brien; and Kevin O'Brien and his children Maggie and Cullen.

Pallbearers will be Sam Lorimer, Sam Lorimer, Jr., Conor O'Brien, Nicholas Ryder, Tom Ryder, Bill Wallace, and Andy Matzke.

Visitation is scheduled on Sunday from 4 to 6pm with a rosary at 6pm led by Fr. Justin Braun at Lloyd James Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 4pm on Monday at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul, celebrated by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Gregory Cathedral School (www.stgregory.info) or Bishop T.K. Gorman High School (www.bishopgorman.net).


Arrangements under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler, Texas.

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"Peggy, Dr. Ryder, family & Sara Jane. I just found out that Jack is now in heaven with our Lord & his little brother & grandpa. You have my deepest sympathy..." Lydia Salas (Fort Worth, TX)

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