John Joseph Rieder, 83

John Joseph Rieder, 83, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Mt. Ephraim, N.J., passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. He was born in Gloucester City, N.J., on Nov. 16, 1934, to the late John and Laura Rieder.

Rieder retired from work at the Wonder Bread Company, where he worked as a delivery-person. In his younger years, he had also worked at the Camden Navy Ship Yard as a welder.

Football was Rieder’s favorite pastime. He was a member of the Mustang Club — a fan club for the Gloucester semi-pro football team. He was very outgoing and an animal-lover, and loved golf and talking with his friends.

Rieder is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley Sooy Rieder of Millsboro, Del.; a daughter, Kathy Jean Young of Millsboro; and two nephews, Jimmy and Joe Hagen; as well as a special friend, Shirley Harris (widow of the late Leon).

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to the American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 22718; Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Services were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at