2013-08-02 / Obits

James J. Ryan


James J. Ryan, a manager, died on July 28th.

Coming from a Rockaway family. Ryan served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a graduate of Fordham University. He worked in General Motors Overseas for 34 years in New York and Detroit, retiring in 1987.

Ryan is preceded in death by his son, Thomas; granddaughter, Merrick and sisters, Joan Gibson and Maura Lynch. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Regina “Jeanie;” children, James, Marianne Ryan (Colin Swanson), William (Mariel) and Dr. Rosemary Ryan (Dr. Jack DeGrado); sister, Margaret (Frank Canepa); brother-inlaw,

Richard Gibson; daughter-in-law, Helen Ryan; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home in Rockaway Beach. Donations can be made in memory of James J. Ryan to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.

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