Cyril A. Ryding, 88, East Providence

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Cyril, A. Ryding, 88, of Irving Avenue, died peacefully on September 12, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.  He was the beloved husband of Joan B. (Alexander) Ryding.

Born in Cumberland, a son of the late Cyril A. and Dorothy (Lupton) Ryding, he lived in Rumford for over 50 years. Mr. Ryding was an electrical engineer for B.I.F. Industries and Corner & Lada Co. for 30 years until 1987.

Cyril was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy Class of 1941, Manhattan College Class of 1949 and received his Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Rhode Island Class of 1970. Mr. Ryding was a United States Navy Veteran serving during World War II. Cyril was a 50 year communicant of St. Margaret Church. He enjoyed swimming, golfing and reading.

Besides his wife of 62 years, he is survived by his six children; Mary E. Shorrock and her husband Stephen of Cumberland, Joseph A. Ryding and his partner Robert Bowen of Marblemount, Wash., Joann D. Ryding-Beltes and her husband Panos of Thessaloniki, Greece, Christopher A. Ryding and his wife Susan of Taunton, C. Allan Ryding and his wife Julie of Novi, Mich., and Elizabeth Ryding Alexander and her husband Eric of North Kingstown, two brothers; John Linus Ryding and his wife Gloria of Riverside and William L. Ryding and his wife Angela of Warwick, sister-in-law; Peggy Ryding of Norwood, Mass., ten grandchildren; Peter and Jonathan Shorrock, Alexander Beltes, Olivia and Cy Ryding, Emma, Joseph and Thomas Ryding and Daniel and Erin Alexander and three great grandchildren; Madelyn, Grace and London Shorrock. He was the brother of the late Clifford Ryding.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday Sept. 17, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., Riverside with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret Church, 1098 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial with Military Honors follows in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Contributions in Cyril’s memory to Winslow Gardens, 40 Irving Avenue, East Providence, R.I., 02914, would be deeply appreciated. www.wrwatsonfuneralhome.com

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