Erie, PA – October 31, 2018 – It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Barry Rider. Barry passed away October 1, 2018. He had been a valued member of our team for more than 40 years and will be missed dearly. Barry held several positions within Liberty Iron & Metal over the years, including his most recent role as the General Manager and Vice-President of Non-Ferrous Sales and Purchasing.
Barry was an active member of the local communities and served on a number of boards, including: The Erie Zoo, YMCA Swim Club, the Jewish Center, Temple Anshe Hesed and Lakeview Country Club. Barry enjoyed watching sports, driving sports cars, listening to music, traveling, spending time with family & friends, and writing poetry.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to The Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie, PA 16501 or The Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 2407 Zimmerly Rd, Erie, PA 16509 as a final testament to Barry’s dedication to his community.
Liberty Iron & Metal, Inc. truly appreciates Barry’s longstanding commitment and dedication. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends as they go through this difficult time.
As our team moves forward, Mark Weingold has been elected as Barry’s successor. In support, our CEO Mike Diamond and COO Worth Howard will be available during this transition.