Edward Francis Ryan
Edward Francis Ryan, 84, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015. He was born in NYC to Edward and Bridget Ryan, and raised by his aunt, Mary J. Brennan.
He graduated high school from St. Ann’s Academy, NYC, and 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. He had a successful career in Industrial Relations, beginning with Ebasco Services Inc. in NYC, and retired from M.W. Kellogg Constructors, Inc. of Houston, TX 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. Because of 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 his grandparents Patrick and Alice Brennan; his parents Edward and Bridget Ryan; his aunt, Mary J. Brennan; his brothers, Michael J. Ryan, John T. Ryan; his 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); his grandchildren, John Zangari-Ryan (Talia), Marja Ryan, Patrick Van Hoose, Shawn Van Hoose, Kelly Ryan, Brenna Ryan, Patricia Ryan, Joseph Klimas, Jonathan Klimas, Kate Webb, Sam Webb, Mary Webb, Ryan Fox, and James Fox; his step-granddaughter, Lynn E. Polk, and step-great granddaughters, Kaylin Polk and Shea Polk and many nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved wholeheartedly.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at The Church of Saint Ann, 1253 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11AM at the church.
Arrangements are by the M. William Murphy Funeral Home 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing, NJ 08618.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurse Association (www.vna.org) or Archbishop Molloy High School (St. Ann's Academy)(www.molloyhs.org).
Posted on 11 Aug 2015 by MFH