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Michael J. Ryan

AGE: 84 • Ocean Twp., formerly of Glen Rock

Michael J. Ryan, 84, of Ocean Twp., formerly of Glen Rock, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Ryan was born and raised in New York. He resided in Glen Rock for 35 years, before moving to Nobility Crest, in Ocean Twp., ten years ago. He attended Cardinal Hayes High School and while in school, Mr. Ryan was hired as a dispatcher on the messenger desk by the New York Daily News, embarking on a 36-year career there and becoming VP of Advertising Sales. During that time, he studied at night at New York University. He enjoyed bowling, golf and making people laugh, but above all, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Mr. Ryan is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Patricia (nee Rickard), and their daughters and their spouses, Joan and Bill Hurst of Tinton Falls, Tracey Ryan O'Connor and Billy O'Connor of Colts Neck, and Jennifer and Paul Carew of Westfield. He was the beloved grandfather of Emma, Molly and Morgan Hurst, Bailey and Dani O'Connor, and Courtney, Michael and Meghan Carew. Also surviving are Mr. Ryan's brother and sister-in-law, James and Suzanne Ryan, of Oyster Bay, NY, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan & John Crystal of Ocean Twp., as well as other relatives and friends.

Visitation will take place at O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Innocents Church, 3455 W. Bangs Ave., Neptune, on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 10 AM. Please meet at Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Ryan's memory may be made to , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or at To send condolences please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 29, 2017
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