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June 10, 2014
I just found out that this dear man has passed away. He and I carved our names into a court bench before it was dismantled to make way for a new courthouse. He was smart, funny and adored by anyone who came in contact with him. My father-in-law got very ill while my husband was on jury duty. Judge iRyan was presiding and immediately dismissed him. I did not know him at the time so it was not a favor. It was his compassion. Working with him for more than a year side by side I really got to know him and his love for his family. He was very supportive and helped me in every way. I think of him often. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.
May 25, 2013
Love and prayers. Jack was so kind to me when I was a law student. Wonderful memories of such a warm man. Peace to his family. Carrie Quinlan (Julia's cousin)
May 12, 2013
My sincere condolences to to the Ryan family. Of the many things that could be shared about Judge Ryan's time on the bench one thing in particular stands out. Judge Ryan was always the go to Judge when you needed a Judge to talk to a group of school children. He always gave freely of his time to visiting students and always answered every question and never hurried them out of his courtroom.
He will be missed.
John Morrow
May 07, 2013
Judge Ryan was a one of a kind. A no nonsense Judge who was very kind, compassionate and practical in his handling of cases.
As a young lawyer from Bridgeport, I had many occasions to appear before him. During a trial and while cross examining the plaintiff in a civil action, I can still see him watching my feet walking around in his courtroom. It was a stormy snowy morning and I wore my combat boots to court with a three piece suit. His eye glasses almost fell as he kept staring at my boots, yet he never said anything about my clashing attire unti after he'd rendered a decision. He was so funny with his dry humor, but always respectful.
He will be sadly missed by the bench as well as the bar.
May 07, 2013
My deepest condolences to Judge Ryan's family. More than a decade ago, I tried a few cases before Judge Ryan. He was such a gentleman. He was fair to both parties, considerate to the jury and staff, and fatherly with his patience and advice to young lawyers. He will be truly missed.
May 06, 2013
My sincere condolences to John's family and friends on his recent passing. I had the good fortune to be his classmate at Prep, work with him as a judge and appear before him as a lawyer. He was a good man and a fine judge. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Jim Stapleton
May 06, 2013
Your Dad was a wonderful friend and mentor to me when I worked in the Stamford Courts. My wife Louise and I offer sincere condolences. Fred Miller
May 06, 2013
Your dad was a wonderful friend and mentor to me when I worked in the Stamford courts. My wife Louise and I offer sincere condolences. Fred Miller
May 06, 2013
Jack was such a great man,attorney and
friend. He will be missed. His family had the gift of living a significant part of their lives with a wonderful person.

Michael Cantore
May 06, 2013
I clerked for Judge Ryan many years ago. He was very wise, very unique and very kind. I will never forget one divorce he presided over that showed Judge Ryan to be like King Solomon. The couple was arguing over who would get custody of a ceramic cat they had purchased in happier times during their honeymoon. If they were going to be ridiculous he would give them a similar decision. He ruled that each would share joint custody; each getting the ceramic cat for 2 weeks each month. I will never forget Judge Ryan. He made it a pleasure to come to work.

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