Grider, Gerald A. 1941-2019

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -Gerald (Jerry) Allen Grider, passed away Sept. 7, 2019, at his home, in Lee's Summit.

Gerald was born on April 18, 1941, in St. Joseph, the son of Allen and Lorene Grider.

He grew up on a dairy farm, in Helena.

He graduated from Savannah High School and received a degree in electrical engineering at the University of Missouri.

After 33 years in quality control, Gerald retired from Bendix/Allied Signal Corporation in 1997.

Gerald married his childhood friend, Sandra Clark, in April 1964.

They resided in the Kansas City area and have lived in Lee's Summit for the past 27 years.

They shared 55 wonderful years of marriage and were blessed with two sons.

He was an active member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, serving wherever needed.

Survivors include: his wife, Sandra; sons, Chris (Lisa) and children, Madeline and Olivia; Craig (Carla) and children, Jake, Lydia and Violet, all of Lee's Summit; sister, Janet Tritten; brother, Tim Grider (Marilyn), of Helena; cousins, nieces, nephews; and aunt, Georgia Stucki.

He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

The celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 9420 James A Reed Rd., Kansas City, MO.

Visitation to begin at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at Longview Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be designated to St. Luke's UMC. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.