Our brother and fellow priest, Father Joseph Ryder, passed on from this life on October 31, 2013 at the age of 92.
Father Ryder was born on January 28, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 8, 1946.
Father Ryder’s assignments included serving as associate pastor at Guardian Angels Parish, Detroit; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Grotto) Parish, Detroit; St. Anselm Parish, Dearborn Heights; St. Ignatius of Antioch, Detroit and as pastor at St. Alexander Parish, Farmington Hills; St. Louis Parish, Clinton Township; St. Andrew Parish, Rochester and St. Owen Parish, Bloomfield Hills.
Visitation will take place at Prince of Peace Parish Church, 4300 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield on Tuesday, November 5 from 3-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m.
Visitation will continue at St. Owen Parish Church, 6869 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills on Wednesday, November 6 from 3-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m.
Father Ryder will lie in repose on Thursday, November 7 at St. Owen Parish Church, from 9 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.
Father Ryder was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Isabelle; siblings James, Bill, Isabelle, Sr. Leorita, SSJ, Jack and Tommy. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to Patrick Ryder, 4022 Vanstone, Commerce Township, MI 48382.