Reverend Dr. Robert A. Reider
January 19, 1931 – April 22, 2019
The Reverend Dr. Robert A. Reider went peacefully to be with his Lord on April 22, 2019, at his home in Omaha, NE. Preceded in death by parents, Robert A. and Sarah Reider, Sr., and son, Mark. Survived by wife of 40 years, Rebecca Coyle Adamson Reider; daughter, Christine Michaelson (Jerry); stepdaughter, Amy Adamson Gadsden (Chris); stepson, Eric Adamson (Kim); grandchildren, Jeremy, Joshua, Jacob and Jill Michaelson, Adam, Thomas and Gus Gadsden, Silas and Nathan Adamson; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Cora Windham and Donna McQuate (John); brothers, Curtis and Lyle (Tillie) Reider.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE and Interment: Thursday, April 25th at 11am at Omaha National Cemetery with military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 & VFW Post 8334. A reception and luncheon will follow at the Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel Community Room.
Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army.
He grew up in Berwick, PA and always looked forward to returning to those Pennsylvania mountains where he loved to hunt and fish. He graduated from Berwick High School, class of 1948, and stayed for an additional postgraduate year, 1949. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, attending Officer Candidate School in Fort Sill, OK. After his Army service he embarked on a long educational career: He held a BA from Central Bible College with highest honor; an MA in New Testament Studies with highest honor from Wheaton Graduate School, where he received the M.C. Tenney award as the outstanding graduate in New Testament Studies; post MA study in Israel, Greece, and Italy; Master of Divinity from Northern Baptist Seminary with distinction; and Doctor of Ministry from Bethel Theological Seminary. After college he itinerated in evangelistic ministry, pastoring churches in PA, MD, IL, WI, SD, WA, IN, and MN. He retired in 1993 from American Baptist Churches, USA.