Patrick J. Ryan
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Patrick J. Ryan, 56, of Bethlehem, died unexpectedly, Thursday, April 12, 2012 in his home. He was the husband of Nancy M. (Norwood) Ryan. The couple celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary last July 17. Born in Rochester, New York, April 14, 1955, Patrick was the son of Clair T. Ryan of Livonia, NY and the late Nancy R. (Long) Ryan. Patrick was the Vice-President and General Manager of Flavor Right Foods, Inc., in Bethlehem for the last 32 years. He was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Nazareth. In his youth, he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America where he earned the Eagle Scout Award. Having a love of the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting, camping and a great love for his dogs. Survivors: In addition to his loving wife and father; children, Kelly Marie Ryan of Orlando, FL, Amanda R. wife of William Lawler, Jr. of Allentown, Benjamin J. Ryan and his wife, Danielle of Nazareth; granddaughter Shannon Elizabeth Lawler; siblings, Thomas Ryan of IL, Kenneth Ryan of NH; David, Daniel and Theodore Ryan all of NY, Rebecca Lawrence of NY; many nieces and nephews. Services: Memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2012 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 326 Main Street, Hellertown. Visitation period 4 to 7 p.m., Monday in the funeral home. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.
Published in Morning Call on Apr. 14, 2012