AGE: 86 • Hillsborough
Richard "Dick" Ryan, 86, died on Wednesday September 4, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Staten Island as a boy where he remained to raise his family. He relocated to Rochester, NY before settling in Hillsborough in 1982. Dick was an apprentice carpenter and worked on the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel before pursuing a degree at Wagner College and a career as an accountant. He retired in 1992 from Mack Truck Parts Division as their Accounts Payable Manager. A Navy Veteran, Dick served during WWII in Shanghai, China. On Staten Island he was very active in community organizations serving many years as an usher at St. Clare's Church, treasurer of the Great Kills Little League, the Great Kills Swim Club, St. Clare's and Monsignor Farrell High School's Father's Clubs, and Cub Scouts and Boy Scout Troops. Dick was a Knight of Columbus and continued his active participation in Hillsborough with the Ancient Order of the Hibernia's (St. Patrick's Division), and Mary Mother of God Parish. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing, world travel, Irish dancing, and, most of all, attending his grandchildren's many activities.
Dick was predeceased by his wife Rita Ann, his daughter Patricia Ann, his step daughter Debbie, his step son William, wife Adrienne and their son Brandon. Surviving are his wife of 15 years Dot, his sons and their wives, Richard and Denise, Terence and Jane and Sean and Barbara, his brother Joseph, his step son Richard O'Connor and wife Carmelina, his step daughter Dorothy Rendinaro and husband Gerard and his step son in law Kevin Walsh and step daughter in law Betsy Walsh, his 5 grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.
Funeral services will begin on Monday September 9th at 8:45am in the Hillsborough Funeral Home, 796 US Hwy 206, Hillsborough followed by a 9:30am Mass of Christian Burial in Mary Mother of God Church, Hillsborough. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Staten Island. Visiting will be Sunday from 2pm-6pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
and the Children's Charity of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Dick's name.