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Dr. John P. Cryan


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Dr. John P. Cryan

East Brunswick - Dr. John P. Cryan died on Friday, March 16, 2018, at St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was 91.

Born in 1926 in Queens, NY, he grew up in Rosedale, went to Manhattan College as a premed student where he captained the tennis team. Jack was drafted out of college during WWII, served in the 9th Infantry 2nd Division and was assigned to the Japanese Interpreter program. Upon discharge he resumed college then attended New York Medical College (class of '52) where he met his wife, Peggy. They interned together at Meadowbrook Hospital, L. I. and were residents at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dr. Cryan moved to New Jersey as a Rutgers University staff physician in 1954. Upon their marriage in July of that year the couple moved to East Brunswick where they were the first general practitioners in town and on staff at both St. Peters and Middlesex County (RWJUH) hospitals. Jack remained a self-employed physician in town, practicing for 34 years before retiring in 1988. A devoted couple, both he and his wife were avid fly fishers who enjoyed chasing trout together on the Beaverkill river, the Brodhead river (as members of the Henryville Conservation Club), and the Yellowstone and Snake rivers until her passing, at which time he took up the game of golf.

He was a communicant of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, New Brunswick.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dr. Margaret Delaney, in 1990, his brother James in 2000 and sister Marion in 2003.

Surviving are his daughter Ellen Cryan, two sons Gerard Cryan and John Cryan, and his brother Frank Cryan.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 24, at 9:00 AM, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial, Holy Family Parish at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, New Brunswick. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Friends may visit on Friday, March 23rd, from 2-4 and 6-8, at the funeral home. For directions please visit www.brunswickmemorialhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Peter's Foundation (www.saintpetershcs.com/Donate), 254 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 in memory of John P Cryan, M.D.
Published in Home News Tribune on Mar. 22, 2018
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