Arthur Lee Reider (Archie), 85, of St Petersburg, Florida entered eternal rest on the morning of November 15, 2020. He was born and raised in Norwood Park, Chicago, Illinois to the late Arthur and June Reider; beloved brother of the late Dorothy Berman and Diane Scandora.
Arthur graduated from Taft High School in 1954 where he and his childhood best friend, the late Searles Laswell, regularly attended yearly alumni events. Arthur married his beloved sweetheart and best friend, Diane Blair Reider, in 1963. Forever remembered by his children Kathleen and Jeff MacCarron, Timothy and Catherine Reider and Matthew and Ann Reider, 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 3 nieces and 3 nephews.
Arthur proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He proudly served his community as a Des Plaines firefighter for 26 years.
Archie enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed the outdoors, swimming, boating, camping, water skiing and the oceanfront. Archie and Diane celebrated their retirement in the two places they loved most – the sunny beaches of Florida and the peaceful campgrounds of Wisconsin. He will be fondly remembered by his friends and family for his excitement during the holidays and his delicious handmade Swedish Glӧgg recipe will always be a treasured family tradition.
In lieu of a service, we ask that family and friends raise a glass and toast to this remarkable man.