He was born on Nov. 15, 1927 and raised in Plains Township. He graduated from the University of Scranton and became an officer in the U.S. Army. Upon his discharge in 1953, he joined Mead Johnson Inc. as a pharmaceutical representative in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and The Ryan Club. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Ryan, and his brother Joseph Ryan.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Mariclare R. Ryan (nee Gallagher); son, Peter A. Ryan, and his wife, Kimberley Ryan; grandchildren, Patrick, Meghan, Kathleen and Sean Ryan; brother James Ryan and his wife, Joyce Ryan, Syracuse; sister-in-law, Florence Ryan; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the family-owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Road (at beltway exit 26), Towson, Md., on Friday from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at which time a Prayer Service will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township, on April 6, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains Township.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society through its website at www.cancer.org.
The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - February 28, 2013