Martin J. Ryan, Jr.
Martin J. Ryan, Jr., 89 of Southport, the beloved husband of 65 years of the late Arline M. Ryan, passed away peacefully at home on February 15, 2021. He was born in Ansonia to the late Ethel (Gittings) and Martin J. Ryan, Sr. and was a longtime area resident.
Mr. Ryan was the world's best math teacher and will be fondly remembered by countless students and parents in Fairfield. He shared his love of learning and teaching with his children and grandchildren. Known affectionately as the Dynasty Commander, he was happiest when surrounded by family. He loved to spend time at the shore with everyone. He was a life-long Mets fan, and also avidly followed college basketball. Marty put hundreds of miles on his bicycle on daily rides along the coast of Southport and Westport. He could fix anything in his "well-equipped and staffed" workshop.
Martin is survived by his daughters, Kathleen Dusto and her husband Timothy of Cary, NC, Christine Toole and her husband Michael of Warren, PA; and his sons, Kenneth Ryan and his wife Doreen of Hatfield, MA and Martin P. Ryan and his wife Wendy of Bridgeport. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Sarah, David, Amy, Ian, Ryan, Jacob, Benjamin, Kelly and Megan as well as seven great-grandchildren.
Due to current restrictions, the Memorial Mass will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Development Office, 238 Jewett Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06606 or www.ccfairfield.org/donate
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Published by Connecticut Post on Feb. 19, 2021.