Jack Ryder

December 5, 1991March 20, 2014
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Jack Ryder

John Francis Ryder was born in Tyler, December 5, 1991 to Dr. and Mrs. James Ryder. He passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

He was a graduate of St. Gregory Cathedral School and a 2010 graduate of Bishop T.K. Gorman High School. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas.

Jack was described by his siblings as a respected, thoughtful, brilliant and devoted brother. Jack's parents cherished his kind-hearted nature and loving spirit. He was a quiet soul who took things deeply to heart.

In high school he received the Christus Award, which is the highest award at Bishop T.K. Gorman based on faith, leadership, scholarship, and service. He enjoyed playing sports including baseball, basketball and golf. He loved going to the Masters and traveling with his Aunt Sara.

Jack was preceded in death by his younger bother Peter, and his grandfathers; John Ryder and Dr. James O'Brien.

Jack is survived by his loving parents, Jim and Peggy Ryder, his siblings Madeline, Luke, Paul and Erinrose, as well as his grandmothers Mrs. Barbara Kellogg Ryder and Mrs. Sara Jane O'Brien Murphy. In addition, he is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including Steve and Terri Ryder, and their children Christopher and Fiancé' Lindsay, Timothy and wife Katie and Nicholas; David Ryder and Norm Rychlik; Anne and Brad Robertson, and their children Mary Kate, Matthew, and Maggie; Tom and Sherrie Ryder and their children Katie, Caroline, and Davis; Kathleen and Pat Wood and their children Patrick, John Thomas, Charles, and William; Joan and Will McAlexander and their children Michael, Walt, and Wyatt; Mary and Sam Lorimer and their children Margo and fiancé' Pete, Sam, Michael, David and Maeve; J.R. O'Brien and his children Conor and Kailey; Sara O'Brien; and Kevin O'Brien and his children Maggie and Cullen.

Pallbearers will be Sam Lorimer, Sam Lorimer, Jr., Conor O'Brien, Nicholas Ryder, Tom Ryder, Bill Wallace, and Andy Matzke.

Visitation is scheduled on Sunday from 4 to 6pm with a rosary at 6pm led by Fr. Justin Braun at Lloyd James Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 4pm on Monday at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul, celebrated by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Gregory Cathedral School ( or Bishop T.K. Gorman High School (

Arrangements under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler, Texas.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 23, 2014
  • Rosary Service Sunday, March 23, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 24, 2014

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Lydia Salas

May 13, 2014

Peggy, Dr. Ryder, family & Sara Jane. I just found out that Jack is now in heaven with our Lord & his little brother & grandpa. You have my deepest sympathy & prayers. I remember when he was just a few years old. It was such a shock. Someone, reminded me,when I asked why, you've been thru some much already. I was reminded that God only takes the best. Love Y'all!

Cindy Tavi

April 6, 2014

Sara and Ryder family...My heart goes out to you all. I send prayers of peace your way.

Ronald Aziere

March 31, 2014

To Ryders and Sarah Jane my deepest condolences. I send my love and blessings to you all and will arrange for a Mass to be said. There are no adequate words but I know you will be surrounded bu love. Deacon Ron

March 29, 2014

Peggy and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Words are hard to find to express my deepest sympathy for you and your family. Since I learned of your loss, you have been in my thoughts, and I have lifted you and your family up in my prayers everyday. May Jesus' peace and love that surpasses all understanding comfort you in your time of grief.

Much Love,

Elisa Fisher

March 26, 2014

Dearest Peggy and family,

My heart is filled with so much love for you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Peggy, you are such a strong, faithful woman. I've admired you all my life. Please know that I am thinking of you as I bend God's ear asking him to hold of you in His heart, giving you comfort and helping you and your beautiful family make it through this painful time.

All My Love,


John Montalto

March 25, 2014

To the Ryder and Robertson families -

Please accept our deepest condolences. Our prayers are with you.

John, Jonathan and Quentin Montalto

March 25, 2014

To Dr. Ryder and family -

Please accept our deepest condolences. Our prayers are with you.

John F. Montalto, Jonathan T. Montalto and
Quentin C. Montalto

Laura Swofford

March 25, 2014

Jimmy, Peggy & Family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know your strong faith will get you through this difficult time. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.


March 24, 2014

Dear Peggy and family~
Words cannot express how very, very sorry we are to learn of your son's death. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May your strong faith in God bring you comfort and peace. God bless all of you! We will continue to pray for you/
Pat and Sylvia Fisher, Fort Worth, TX

ed santos

March 24, 2014

.. .. .. from your Filipino Tylerite friend, please accept our family prayers for stronger faith, hope and love in your hour of deepest sorrow. In the Name of the +Father and of the +Son and of the +Holy Spirit. Amen.