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RYAN--Fortune Peter, Jr.,

76, of Saugerties, NY, died December 1, 2017. Born May 18, 1941 in Manhattan, he attended Bard College, and served in the US Army. He is remembered for his engaging tours of historic homes in the Hudson Valley, including Montgomery Place and Clermont. He lived many years in Tivoli and Germantown, where he was a well-known member of both communities. Fortune possessed a love of literature, history, and music, as well as a deep compassion and a wry sense of humor. He was a larger-than- life personality whom many loved and no one will forget. Survivors include his beloved daughter, Emily Dixon-Ryan, his longtime companion, Pamela Adriance, his sister Cynthia Ryan, and seven nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brother Christopher and his sister Suzannah Ryan Wilkie.

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 7, 2017