Dorothy May Rider, age 65, a life long resident of Andes, New York passed away on Tuesday March 5, 2019 at Cooperstown, New York.
She was born on October 2, 1953 at Margaretville, New York, the daughter of Clinton C. Balcom, Sr. and Shirley Gill. Dorothy graduated from Andes Central School in 1971 and then attended State College’s in Cobleskill and Delhi.
Dorothy was employed at the Delaware County Residential Care Center, Andes Central School and Arkville Senior Meals Program. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and was a very good seamstress. Dorothy was a member of the Andes United Presbyterian Church where she was a former Elder of the Church.
She is survived by a son Wayland (Lucinda) Rider of Masonville, New York, Daughter Angela (Erik Early) of Trumansburg, New York, granddaughter Kadence Rider, her mother Shirley Balcom, her long time companion Walter Gladston of Andes, New York, She is also survived by 2 sisters and 3 brothers and the father of her children Gordon Rider and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral Services will be held at the United Presbyterian Church, Andes New York on Saturday March 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Marena Vittorio Officiating. Calling hour will be held at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Committal Prayers will be held at the Andes cemetery in the spring.
Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Andes Fire Dept. or the United Presbyterian Church of Andes, New York.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville, New York.