1950 - 2017
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He was married to Barbara W. (Waite) Schermerhorn of Tyngsborough for 43 years. They would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on June 2.
Born in Corinth, New York on March 5, 1950, he was a son of Elaine (Goodnoe) Ryder of Corinth, NY, the late Alan Schermerhorn and stepson of Charles Ryder. Lee was raised in Corinth, NY and graduated from Corinth High School Class of 1968. He earned his BS in Nuclear Engineering and his Master’s in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Lee worked as a Computer Design Software Engineer with Hewlett Packard of Fort Collins, CO until October 2016. He had a distinguished career in the computer science industry with several publications, awards and recognitions. Lee worked on Unix, Tru64 and Linux operating systems. He traveled worldwide for POSIX and IEEE, participating in working groups to maintain compatibility between operating systems.
He loved his family and spending time with them, including traveling to NY to be with his mother and siblings. In his spare time he enjoyed reading, hiking and loved the company of his cats. He was a self-taught musician with a lifelong passion for music. He enjoyed playing guitar in the Praise Team band of the Evangelical Congregational Church, Dunstable, MA and the Old Enuff to Know Better band of Dunstable, MA, and mentored students learning to play the guitar.
In addition to his wife, mother and stepfather, Lee is survived by three daughters, Julie Vittengl and her husband, Jason of So. Glens Falls, NY, Melissa Wiley and her husband Chance of Alexandria, VA, Dr. Kelly Schermerhorn and her fiancé, Brandon Zatopek of Billerica, MA; two brothers and their wives, Lane and Brenda Schermerhorn of Corinth, NY, and Dean Schermerhorn and Cyndi Muratore of Thurman, NY; two sisters, Dana Cross and Amy Schermerhorn of Ausable Forks, NY; two granddaughters, Sarah and Sophie Vittengl, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his stepbrother and wife Roger and Wendy Ryder of Camp Hill, PA, and stepsister and her husband Marcia and Joe O’Donnell of Wassaic, NY.
Private family arrangements have been made. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Lee’s name to Autoimmunity Research Foundation: autoimmunity.org.
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