Edward Francis Ryan
Edward Francis Ryan, age 84, died Friday, August 7th, 2015. He was born in NYC to Edward and Bridget Ryan and raised by Aunt Mary J. Brennan.
He graduated high school from St. Ann's Academy, NYC. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Fordham University. His post-graduate studies were in economics at NYU. Ed strongly believed in the value of education and was instrumental in helping his children with their college selection.
Ed served in the U.S. Army Infantry during the Korean War. Ed had a successful career in Industrial Relations, first with Ebasco Services Inc. in NYC and retired with M.W. Kellogg Constructors, Inc. of Houston, Texas as Manager of Industrial Relations. He completed his career as a National Arbitrator for the National Constructors Association in Washington, D.C.
He retired to Cape May, NJ and later to Lawrenceville, NJ where he was an active member of the Church of St. Ann. With his love of basketball, he volunteered as a coach of youth teams in Bogota, NJ, Houston, TX, and Lawrenceville, NJ.
Ed was preceded in death by grandparents Patrick and Alice Brennan, parents Edward and Bridget Ryan, Aunt Mary J. Brennan, brothers, Michael J. Ryan, John T. Ryan, sisters Helen T. Hobbins and Alice B. Bell, and many aunts and uncles.
Ed is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rosemarie Ryan, his 7 children, Edward N. Ryan, Karen M. Ryan (Bud Polk), Robert J. Ryan (Mary Joan Black, M.D.), Eileen F. Van Hoose (Brian), Alice L. Klimas (Geoffrey), Ann R. Webb (Keith), and Patricia D. Fox (James). Ed is survived by his grandchildren, John Zangari-Ryan (Talia), Marja Ryan, step-granddaughter Lynn E. Polk, and step-great granddaughters Kaylin Polk and Shea Polk, Patrick Van Hoose, Shawn Van Hoose, Kelly Ryan, Brenna Ryan, Patricia Ryan, Joseph Klimas, Jonathan Klimas, Kate Webb, Sam Webb, Mary Webb, Ryan Fox, James Fox and many nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved wholeheartedly.
A memorial service will be held Saturday August 15th at The Church of Saint Ann, 1253 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. 10 - 11 visiting hour, 11 am