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October 5, 2013
Edmund S. "Ed" Ryan, 58, of Orwigsburg, died Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Pottsville, Aug. 27, 1955, he was a son of the late George Ryan and the late Joan Zehner Ryan.
Edmund attended Northeast Catholic High School, Philadelphia for his first three years of high school. He graduated from Nativity BVM High School, Pottsville, in 1973 and received his bachelor's degree from Penn State University.
He was the management information services director for Schuylkill County since 1991 and was a member of the Schuylkill County Bowling Hall of Fame.
In addition to his parents, Edmund was preceded in death by his son, Sean Patrick Ryan, on March 1, 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Karen Pellegrino Ryan, Orwigsburg; sisters, Colleen Ryan and her boyfriend, Rusty Mataka, Pottsville, Kathleen Moorefield and her husband, Tony, Stewartstown, and Peggy Miller, Pottsville; nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Church of St. Patrick, Fourth and Mahantongo streets, Pottsville, with Monsignor Edward O'Connor officiating. Family and friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Schlitzer-Allen-Pugh Funeral Home, Sixth and West Market streets, Pottsville. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Condolences can be left online by visiting our website at www.bestlifetributes.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to
HCM, 5455 North High St., Columbus, OH 43214.
Published in Republican & Herald on Oct. 7, 2013