Dale W. Rider a long time Medford resident passed away at home on Saturday, September 24th. He was 77 years old. Raised in New Hartford, New York he was the son of the late George and Lucille (Griffiths) Rider.
The beloved husband of Lindsay B. (Baird) Rider, Dale also leaves his loving sister, Diane Meikle of Medford.
Dale played bass guitar throughout his life, beginning in his teen years. He played professionally through the 1960’s and 70’s as a live performer with several touring bands. He also worked as an agent for many performers and groups. Through the 1990’s he worked as a real estate agent. He and his wife, Lindsay, enjoyed travelling overseas. On more than one occasion, they drove across England and always looked forward to the warmth of the Cayman Islands. His love for history and architecture led him to serve as a docent at Medford’s Royall House and to be a member of the Medford Historical Society.
Dale’s family will receive visitors at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, on Tuesday, October 4th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Dale’s name to the Royall House, 15 George St, Medford, MA 02155.