RAYMOND E. "SKIP" KRIDER, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at Bethlehem Woods Nursing Home. He was born in Fort Wayne and was a lifetime resident. He was a Battalion Chief with the Fort Wayne Fire Dept., retiring in 1995 after 41 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, V.F.W., American Legion #82, KWVA Firefighters Museum. Surviving are his two sons, Raymond E. Krider of Fort Wayne and Phillip J. "Joann" Krider of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn A.; and two sons and one daughter.