Neill Funeral Home


Doris S. Ryder

September 24, 1928February 6, 2021

Doris S. Ryder, age 92, of Middletown, Pa, passed away on February 6, 2021. Born September 24, 1928 in Chambersburg, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Charles G. and Dora M. (Appel) Smith.

She was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Chambersburg and graduated from Chambersburg High School in 1946. She retired in the year 2000 with 33 1/2 years as an Executive Secretary with Syntonic Technology/Transcore. Doris enjoyed her family, friends, bowling, bingo, Washington Redskins and the New York Yankees.

Surviving are her son, Steven Kirk Ryder and wife Nancy; brother, Richard G. Smith of Winter Park, Fl.; nieces and nephews: three step-grandchildren, Tracey, Terri and Robert; and four step-great-grandchildren, Cortney, Wyatt, Colton and Bobby. She was preceded in death by sisters, Tressie B. Armstrong, Helen "Hud" Englerth and M. Louise Fisher, brother, Edgar L. Smith, and best friend and companion, Lester F. Kenfield.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made in Doris' memory to the First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second Street, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are entrusted to Neill Funeral Home, Camp Hill, Pa


  • Steven Kirk Ryder (Nancy), Son
  • Richard G. Smith, Brother
  • step grandchildren, Tracey, Terri and Robert
    step great grandchildren, Cortney, Wyatt, Colton and Bobby

  • First United Methodist Church


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Doris S. Ryder

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February 17, 2021

On behalf of the Bruce Zimmerman family, we send our deepest sympathy to Doris's family. Doris worked with Bruce for many years at Syntonic/Transcore and was a valued and trusted employee, as well as a wonderful and kind person. Sincere condolences to all who cared for her.

Katie Leggore

February 15, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed playing bingo with Doris every Wednesday night at the Lower Swatara firehouse. We were bingo buddies.

Marilyn Spielman

February 15, 2021

I knew Doris she was a great person. My mother and I would visit her when she lived with her parents. My mother is Catherine Appel Martin , sister of Dora Appel Smith. To Kirk and family, you have my sympathy.

Richard Fox

February 13, 2021

Deepest condolences to all friends and family of Doris. Just learned belatedly today of her passing. She was a straightforward and honest woman. And she was also a pleasure to know.

Dick Fox

Kim Spugnardi

February 12, 2021

Rest in Peace Aunt Dort. Kirk and Nancy find comfort in knowing how much she was loved.
Kim & John

Terri Elicker

February 10, 2021

We are sad to see you go Doris, we will miss your fun personality and that Laugh. We had lots of fun over the years at Mom and Kirk's house during the holidays and our funny Bingo days, those memories will never be forgotten.

Mom and Kirk,
I know you will miss your mom greatly, we are going to miss her too.

Terri, Clint, Wyatt and Colton