Ruthann Carol Ryan, a 16-year resident of Ormond Beach, departed this earth on March 18, 2013, surrounded by her family. Ruthann was born and attended school in the Bronx, NY, where she met her best friend and husband of 58 years, Jack Ryan, at Cathedral High School. They raised their four children in Rockland County, NY. She spent her early years as a secretary at General Motors Corp, Manhattan, NY. Other work experiences included the confidential- secretary for the Clarkstown Town Supervisor, New City, NY.; and Executive Administrative Assistant with NYNEX Mobile Communications - Verizon Wireless, Orangeburg, NY. More recently, she volunteered at Florida Hospital, Halifax Hospital and Pine- Trail Elementary School as a teaching assistant. She had a caring heart of gold and contributed to numerous state, local, and church activities. She is survived by her loving husband, Jack; daughter Suann (and Henry); son Andrew (and Gerry), sons William and Eugene; grandchildren: Lauren, Matthew, Gregory, Jonathan, and Johanna. Her family meant the world to her and shared in her love dearly. A memorial will be held this Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Saint Brendan's Catholic Church, 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd. at 11:00AM. Father Queen will officiate the ceremony.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Mar. 21, 2013