William J. Gryder, Jr. 52 of Kalamazoo, formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in Portage, Michigan.
Graveside services will be held Friday, November 28, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, LaSalle. The Revs. Dean and Ellen McGormley, co-pastors of First Presbyterian Church, Monroe will officiate. Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe is in charge of arrangements.
Born October 10, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of William J. and Barbara E. (Globig) Gryder.
William was employed by Summitt Polymers in Portage, Michigan for the last 15 years.
A 1974 graduate of Monroe High School, he left Monroe shortly after graduation.
Surviving are his mother, Barbara E. Gryder of Monroe; a brother, Philip G. (Cynthia) Gryder of Galesburg, Michigan; a sister, Peggy A. (Alan) McLeod of Fenton and a brother in law, Michael J. Pifer of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1985 and a sister, Diane M. Pifer