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Alfred Lee Rider

February 1, 1944 — August 28, 2020

 

     Alfred “Al” Lee Rider, 76 of Kissimmee, Florida departed from our lives Friday August 28, 2020. Born February 1, 1944 to the late Carl and Margaret (nee Slater) Rider, in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of West Leyden High School, he later became a United States Marine.

     Al was Vice President of General Contracting at Island One Resorts in Orlando, Florida and at one time he had his own contracting business. He was an avid golfer and dart thrower, he also enjoyed boating and snowmobiling. Al was a devoted Chicago sports fan, and tried to never miss a Cubs and Bears game. He always had a great big smile on his face and loved to tell one liner jokes.

     Along with his parents, Al was preceded in death by brothers, George (Tom) Rider, Robert Celaya, and Richard (Dick) Celaya; sisters, Bette Rider-Harris, Geraldine Jeske and daughter Melissa Dion.

     He is survived by his loving wife Carla Rider; Daughters, Jennifer Rider of Wheeling, Illinois, Tracy Winzentsen of Round Lake, Illinois, and Lauren Rider of Chicago, Illinois, Raquel (Larry) Kania, and Ericka (Bobby) Smith, of St. Cloud, Florida; His grandchildren were the light of his life, Shelby Kania, Tyler Kania, of Orlando, Florida, Austin Smith, of Lafayette, Louisiana, Madison Dion, of Leesburg, Florida, Jada Smith, of St. Cloud, Florida, Logan Rider and Peyton Winzentsen of Round Lake, Illinois.

    “Allieoop” as lovingly referred to by his many nieces and nephews held a special place close to his heart.

     A memorial service will be held at a later place and time.

     Survivors and arrangements are entrusted to Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home.

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