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John A. "Jack" Ryan of St. Charles, formerly of Geneva John A. "Jack" Ryan, 78, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 24, 1934, in Pittsburgh, PA. the son of John F. and Bernice (nee Halpin) Ryan. Jack was the owner operator of Ryan Automotive in Geneva for many years. He was also an on-call fire fighter and paramedic in Geneva. Jack was an avid runner and golfer and loved hockey. He was a strong supporter of Geneva High School sports as a longtime sports booster member. Jack was very involved in local organizations and served the community as an alderman, president of Geneva Chamber of Commerce, a member of Delnor Foundation Board and a past president of the St. Peter School Board. He was also a longtime member of Geneva Lions Club and St. John Neumann Catholic Church, where he served as an usher and Eucharistic minister. He was a wonderful volunteer and was proud of the community he was involved with. Jack will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched. He is survived by his wife, Martha (Mutti) Ryan; sons, John of Iowa, Jeff (Cheryl) of Batavia and Joe (Sue) of Geneva; daughters, Joan (Doug) Froehlich of Iowa and Julie Ryan of Michigan; grandchildren, Michael, Nolan, Jessica and Nichole Ryan and McKayla Froehlich; and great-grandchildren, Brooke and Ashlyn. He is also survived by Martha's daughter, Elizabeth Keith and her daughter, Marissa Pulecio. Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann, who passed away in 1991; parents; daughter, Joanne; sons, Jimmy and Jerry; brother, Jim Ryan; and sister, Mary Ellen Chiappetti. Funeral prayers will held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 9 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva, proceeding to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 E. Main St. (Route 64), St. Charles for a Celebration of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., with Father Nicholas Federspiel, celebrant. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva. A wake will be held Monday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to the Geneva Lions Club, P.O. Box 382, Geneva, IL 60134 or St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174, would be appreciated. For information, call 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Dec. 2, 2012
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