RYDER - A Mass of a Christian burial was celebrated Thursday, May 23, 2013 from St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh, N.Y., for Herbert "Herb" E. Ryder Jr., 72, of Algonquin Park, Plattsburgh, who died on Saturday May 18, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. Msg. Dennis Duprey, Pastor of St. Peters Church celebrated the Mass, assisted by Deacon Mark Bennett and Frank Bushey. The altar servers were Veronica Matott and Jane Kessler. Guitarist and soloists were Perry Provost and Mitch Willette. Christine Ryder and Dr. Gretchen Ryder-Spittler placed the pall. Kathleen Garenani placed the crucifix. Tom Ryder, Tom Spittler and "A.J." Arthur Ford gave remarks of remembrance of Herb's life. Paige Spittler, Carolyn Spittler and Denise Ryder read from scripture. Prayer of the Faithful was read by Dr. Gretchen Ryder-Spittler. Christine Ryder and Kristina Garenani presented the gifts. Pallbearers were Josh Thayer, David Brietkritz, Mitch Ryder, A.J. Ford, Rob Buran and Tom Spittler. Members of the Clinton County Bar Association and area Judges served as an honor guard. Burial followed in St. Mary's of the Lake Cemetery on Cumberland Head where Deacon Mark Bennett read committal prayers. Arrangements were entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, New York 12901 (518)-561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfu neralhomeinc.com
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