Frederick E. "Rick" Mider III, Former Signet Armorlite Rep, Dies at 64


SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Frederick E. "Rick" Mider III, a former Signet Armorlite sales representative, passed away here on August 12. He was 64 years old and lived in Syracuse.

Mider’s career spanned 35 years in optical lens sales throughout which he traveled the Northeast extensively. He often mentored new sales reps, and was sought out for his advice even after he left Signet Armorlite in January, 2012.

Mider was born November 29, 1948 in Syracuse to Frederick and Shirley (Hill) Mider. He attended local schools, graduated from Westhill High School and received a bachelor's degree from Niagara University. He also served six years in the Army National Guard following graduation.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Michele; son, Keith (Lacey) Mider; grandson, Aidan Mider; mother, Shirley Mider and sister, Catherine Stanard.

Monetary donations in Mider’s memory will be used to purchase reclining chairs for the comfort of patients' families visiting the fourth floor of Crouse Hospital in Syracuse and can be sent to Michele Mider, marked for the "Crouse Comfort Chair Fund."

Calling hours are on Friday, August 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Edward J. Ryan and Son Funeral Home, 3180 Bellevue Ave., Syracuse. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Charles of Borromeo Church, 417 S. Orchard Rd., Syracuse.