Rider marks ‘great colleague’s’ passing

By Lauren Lavelle

Perry Cohen Weston, former staff member who held positions in Moore Library, Admissions and the College of Continuing Studies, died on Dec. 21 from complications resulting from an automobile accident. She was 73.

Born in Trenton, Weston attended Trenton Central High School and worked in the Lawrence Township School District. A Rider alumna, Weston graduated with an associate degree in general studies in 1997 and a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies in 1999.

Before retiring in 2008, Weston enjoyed interacting with students and developed a passion for helping others. At the time of her death, she resided in South Carolina and held a position at Chico’s clothing store in its sales department.

“Perry was a great colleague, an excellent student, and the College of Continuing Studies is proud to claim her as an alumna,” said Dean of the College of Continuing Studies Boris Vilic. “She was meticulous and dedicated both in her work and her studies, and we miss her sense of humor and commitment to Rider.”

Weston is predeceased by her son, Jay, and survived by her husband of 52 years, Marc; her daughter, Jennifer; her sister, Jackie; and three grandchildren, Conor, Caelan and Aoife.

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