In loving memory of

Janet T. Ryder
May 18, 1936 - September 4, 2020

Janet T. Ryder, went home to be with her beloved husband Bernie and the Lord, Friday evening Sept 4, 2020

Janet, born in Barranquilla, Colombia, was a dedicated mother to her five children for her entire life. She was known for her cooking, especially her paella (the best in the world!) and her pastelitos. We'll miss the big smile she had whenever she saw any of her children or grandchildren. We love you, Mom!

Janet was a Sales Representative for DuPont Electronics In Wilmington, DE. For 20 years before her retirement in 1994. She was a former member of St. Anthony Of Padua Church in Ambler, where she was an active member of the former Ladies Guild

Janet is survived by her daughters Terri Lynn Mooney of Harleysville, Elaina Ryder Jurecki, and her husband Steven of San Ramon, CA and Jeanette I. Braun of Ambler, and her sons James A. Ryder and his wife Joanne of Perkasie, and Bernard J. Ryder and his wife Pam of Harleysville. She is the loving Grandmother of 12 and the Great Grandmother of 3 and sister of Dunia Ortiz of Lansdale. She was preceded in death by her brother Jose Ortiz.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 9:15 to 10:15 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church 259 Forest Ave. Ambler with a Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM. Interment will be held privately in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Veteran's Multi-Service Center at

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Brother Erik wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"To the friends and family of Mrs. Ryder, We are truly sad for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are frequent for those who suffer due to the anguish of losing a loved one. We all experience this loss but the Bible teaches that God shares your loss and your pain at Psalm 116:15. The scriptures brought us comfort when we've lost loved ones and I hope it helps at this most difficult time. Because those who pass on are precious in Gods eyes, He's provided the scriptures to give comfort but also show us his plan for those who have entered rest. For comfort from the Bible please visit"

Deborah roman wrote on Sep 10, 2020:

"Janet was so pleasant to talk to. She had such a beautiful smile and loved to talk about her family. We loved hearing her stories of Columbia, being new in America and her ability to recite recipes. We have many fond memories and she will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May your beautiful memories carry you all though. Love Tony, Debbie, Anthony and Anna"

Natalie Rocchino wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"Janet was a beauty inside and out. She was a wonderful mom who loved her children and treated us neighborhood kids as her own, offering us her delicious paella and sharing her home with us! I know she will be missed by her family and friends and I wish you all the best! I'll remember "Mrs. Ryder" with love, recalling fun conversations with her on Sunday mornings at Madge's house for coffee. I'll also remember how much she loved her little dog Martini! "

Chris Mercer wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"With my deepest sympathy for the entire Ryder family and close friends. May you have the strength you need for today... And the hope you need for tomorrow."

Robert Elker wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"My Sincere Sympathy for your Loss.She was Blessed by her Son`s. ELK"