Robert Joseph Ryan SchenectadyBob Ryan, 87, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, August, 30 2013 with his loving family by his side. A veteran of World War II, he was born in Syracuse, NY, the son of the late William and Clara (Domres) Ryan. He was a graduate of the first class of LeMoyne College, 1951. He was a 35-year employee of General Electric in Syracuse and Schenectady, NY, retiring in 1986. Bob was a member of St. Kateri Tekawitha Parish, serving as a eucharistic minister for many years at the church and the Glendale Nursing Home which gave him great joy. Bob is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jane (Drais) Ryan; and his children, Stephen (Juanita) of Truckee, CA, and Mary L. Ryan of Clifton Park, NY; his three grandchildren, Juliett, Stephen, and Kristina; his dear brother, Donald Ryan of Plattsburgh, NY; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased in 2011 by his son, Christopher J. Ryan. Calling hours will be held Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be on Wednesday morning at 8:15 a.m. from the Daly Funeral Home, 242 Mcclellan St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Kateri Tekawitha Church, 1803 Union Street, Schenectady, NY. We wish to thank the staff of Schenectady Counity Hospice and Catholic Charities Dayhaven for their kindness and compassion to Bob and his family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309 and Dayhaven, 107 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308. You may visit our online guestbook at www.dalyfu neralhome.com.
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Daly Funeral Home Inc. - Schenectady
242 McClellan Street
Schenectady, NY 12304
Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Sept. 2, 2013