Gerald Ward Crider
Newark-Gerald Ward Crider, 82, died onThursday (May 22, 2014) at his home in Newark.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Saturday (May 24th) at St. Michael Church, South Main Street, Newark. Burial will be in Newark Cemetery.
Memorials, in his name, Newark Public Library, 121 High Street, New York 14513.
Gerry was born in Clifton Springs, on February 2, 1932, the son of the late Ward and Kathryn Leahy Crider. He was a life long resident of Newark graduating from Newark High School in 1951. Gerry served in the US Navy 6th Fleet from 1951 to 1955 where he was a radar technician. After the service, Gerry graduated from Alfred State College in 1958 with an associates degree in business. Gerry retired from Sherwin-Williams after more than 40 years managing several stores in the Rochester area. Gerry was a lifelong athlete, he and his Newark High School basketball team won their sectional championship, but perhaps his proudest victory was his Newark Community Center Volleyball Team's 1980 Championship with his beloved Blue Jay teammates. He was an avid golfer and loved sailing at his family's cottage on Sodus Bay. A man of great faith, he was an active member of the St. Michael's Parish and for many years a guitarist and bassist in the Sunday Folk Mass. Gerry was a former board member of the Newark Public Library. He was blessed with many great friends and a loving family, and he will be greatly missed by all those who loved him
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan, five children Mary Beth (Lee) Maiolo of Naples, Amy Langenstein of Pittsford, Matthew (Marina) of Rochester, Andrew (Cynthia) of Madison, Ala., Michael of Rochester; eleven grandchildren and two great granddaughters; a sister Mary Ellen O'Coyne several nieces and nephews. Gerry was predeceased by a sister Kathleen Morris.