Sharon  Reider
Sharon  Reider
Sharon  Reider
Sharon  Reider
Sharon  Reider

Obituary of Sharon Anne Reider

Sharon Anne Reider, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on June 7, 2022. Born in Catalina, CA to her late parents Stanley and Barbara (Silcox) Larson. She grew up in Jacksonville, Oregon on her family’s farm, where her love and appreciation for animals, specifically sheep and lambs, began. A 1961 Medford High School graduate, she fondly remembered her hometown in Oregon and often told childhood stories to her family.


In 1961, she met the love of her life, Robert Edward Reider, a city boy from New York who traveled west for work and adventure. Robert surely found life’s biggest adventure, Sharon and Robert shared 59 years of marriage together. After living for a short period in Oregon and in a NYC suburb, they planted their roots in Clifton Park, building their home in 1968. 


For 53 years, she was a devoted member of Christ Community Reformed Church in Clifton Park. Her faith and family were the most important elements of her life, along with her sense for adventure. She enjoyed hiking and traveling with her husband, they frequented hiking trails in the Adirondacks, Berkshires, Green Mountains and Catskills. Together they became world and cross-country travelers; Sharon’s favorite destinations were the American National Parks, especially the Grand Tetons. When Sharon was not spending time with her family and friends, she found happiness in her stitch work: knitting, crocheting and quilting. Sharon also loved to read, enjoying a broad array of genres.  One of her favorite authors was Louise Penny.


The Reider family wishes to thank the compassionate care of the doctors, nurses, therapists, and aides from St. Peter’s Hospital, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Teresian House, Eddy Heritage House, Schuyler Ridge, Hand & Hand Home Care, and Community Hospice. 


Predeceased by her parents and brother-in-law, Jay Powell. 


Sharon is survived by her beloved husband, Robert E. Reider; children, Barbara (Michael) Schaeffer and Stephen Reider; cherished grandchildren, Kayleigh (Adam) Haney, Christian (Melissa) Reider, Jessica Schaeffer, Emily Reider, Madeline Schaeffer, Aidan Reider, Nathan Schaeffer, Molly Schaeffer, Andrew Schaeffer, Keegan Reider, and Meaghan Reider; great-grandchildren, Sebastian and Caleb Reider; sisters, Katherine Powell and Susan Hammond; sister-in-law, Ethel (Bob) Kohlhoff; as well as her sweet cat, Lucy. 



Friends and relatives are welcomed to attend Sharon’s Funeral Service at Christ Community Reformed Church on Thursday, June 16th at 11 AM. Services will be live streamed, please follow link to view:

Procession to Jonesville cemetery will follow church service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Community Reformed Church, 1010 NY-146, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Online condolences may be made at

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Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Christ Reformed Community Church
1010 Route 146
Clifton Park, New York, United States
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