Robert B. Gryder, 87, of Seymour, formerly of Shelton and Beacon Falls, machinist for the former Samarious Inc., died July 17, in Connecticut Hospice, Branford.

Born in Tannersville, N.Y., April 26, 1930, son of the late Robert A. and Frieda McCloskey Gryder.

Survived by daughters, Lori Hemenway (John) Karen Pelaggi (Gary), grandchildren, Melissa, John Jr., and Jacob Hemenway, Brandy DeFount (Kyle) and Heather Gesner, great-grandchild, Arlo Jett Hemenway Mazurkivich.

Also predeceased by wife, Florence Hyman Gryder, grandchild, Jamie Lee Hemenway; and his stepsister, Gertrude Mas.  

A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.

James T. Toohey & Son Funeral Home, Shelton.