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Ryan, Gerald S.

Gerard S. Ryan U.S. Navy WWII
Gerard S. Ryan U.S. Navy WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 6/10/1926
Died On: 12-Feb-18
Street Address: Brevoort Lane
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy-WWII

Veteran Code: USN-236


BIOGRAPHY
 
Gerard S. Ryan was born in New York in 1926. In Rye his family lived on Brevoort Lane. Gerard enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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Gerard Spencer "Jerry" Ryan, 91, was born in New York City and died on February 12, 2018 in Durham, NC. Son of the late Helen Kirwan Ryan and Gerard Aloysius Ryan, Jerry grew up in Westchester County, NY and attended Rye Country Day School and The Taft School. After wartime service in the US Navy Jerry attended and graduated from Georgetown University where he met Barbara Battle. He and Barb married on May 3, 1952 and lived in Chicago, Ill, Pittsburgh, PA, Montclair, NJ and Durham, NC. Left to mourn his passing are his children Catherine Yancy (Sam) of Durham, Janet Marie Ryan, Rough and Ready, CA., Mary Ellen Francis (Lester), Apex, NC, Barbara Therese Ryan (WanLi), Singapore, Elizabeth Wilcox (Michael), Boulder, CO, David James Ryan (Mary), Jackson, WY, Peter Battle Ryan (Teglene), Arnold, CA, daughter-in-law Monique Wahli Ryan of Switzerland and grandchildren Devan, Kaylyn and Cassidy Francis, Catherine, Cormac, Eamonn, Declan and Darrien Wilcox, Cassandra, Shannon and Ainsley Ryan. In addition to his parents Jerry was predeceased by his wife Barbara in 2017, son Gerard Patrick Ryan, daughter Anne Francis Ryan, brothers Gordon Giles Ryan and Peter Kirwan Ryan. Jerry spent 36 years with The McGraw Hill Company, retiring as Publisher of industrial trade magazines. In 1985 he and Barb moved to Durham, renovated an historic property and established Arrowhead Inn Bed and Breakfast which they operated for fourteen years. With Barb he started the NC Bed & Breakfast Association. A loving husband, father, and mentor to many, Jerry was a founder of SHARE-South Hills (Pittsburgh) Association for Racial Equality, was active with the Newman Community in Montclair, with Meals on Wheels in Durham and was a blood donor at the Red Cross for decades. A devout and progressive Catholic, Jerry was a champion of and had a lifelong dedication to helping those less fortunate. Quietly assisting people in need was a key tenet of his faith. The family will gather for a funeral mass at a later date. Durham Herald-Sun - Feb 25, 2018
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