Mr. Patrick P. Ryan, age 87, of Wyalusing, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., after a brief illness.
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Pat was born in Dushore on June 27, 1926, a son of the late William and Ellen T. McKernan Ryan. He graduated from St. Basil's High School with the class of 1945. Pat married the former Catherine Geraldine Gainer on Nov. 21, 1953. Catherine predeceased him on Aug. 15, 2006.
Pat operated his family farm for many years and later worked for PennDOT, from which he retired.
Pat was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., and a member of the former Holy Name Society.
Surviving are his four sons, P. Timothy Ryan of Athens, Pa., Michael S. Ryan of Spencer, N.Y., Richard K. Ryan of Dushore, Pa., William P. Ryan of Dushore, Pa.; two daughters, Monica C. Miller of Orefield, Pa., Carmel A. Ryan of Walnutport, Pa.; a sister, Catherine McMahon of Dushore, Pa.; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preleased by two brothers, Joseph Ryan and James Ryan.
A transferal service will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Daily Review from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2013