Emmett Jude O’Ryan

Emmett Jude O’Ryan, 57, of Memphis, died November 29, 2009 at The Med. He was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the O’Ryan Group. He is survived by his wife, Sara McLallen O’Ryan, his daughter, Ruth Graham O’Ryan, his son, Robert Emmett O’Ryan, his sister, Mary O’Ryan Davis all of Memphis, and his two brothers, Thomas Michael O’Ryan, Jr. of Atlanta, GA and William Fay O’Ryan of Memphis. He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Mary O’Ryan. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, December 2 at Canale Funeral Directors. Funeral Mass will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009 at St. Louis Catholic Church with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family requests memorials be sent to Loyola University, Christian Brothers University, Harding Academy or to charity of donor’s choice. Canale Funeral Directors 901-452-6400

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Dec. 2, 2009