Dr Henry Ryan
1938 – 2017
AUGUSTA – Henry Francis Ryan, M.D., was the second Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maine, appointed in 1976 by Governor James B. Longley. He served 22 years before retiring to part time service.
Dr. Ryan, age 78, a former resident of Blaine Avenue, died May 21, 2017, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care at Glenridge Drive after an extended illness.
He was born in New York City on the Feast of St. Nicholas, Dec. 6, 1938, the son of Henry M. Ryan and Frances A. (Heckel) Ryan.Dr. Ryan graduated from All Hallows High School. He obtained a B.S. degree from Manhattan College of New York City. He received his M.D. degree from New York University School of Medicine. His internship and residency training in Pathology was at the New York University – Bellevue Hospital Medical Center in New York City.
Employment prior to coming to Maine included Director of Hospital Laboratories, United States Army Hospital, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, attaining the rank of Major; Deputy Chief Medical Examiner and Deputy Director of the Department of Laboratories and Research, Westchester County, NY and Associate Pathologist Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY. He served on the faculty of New York University Medical School and New York Medical College.
Dr. Ryan was a communicant of St. Michael Parish at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Augusta. He was active in the church, serving as a lector, sacristan, altar server and Eucharistic Minister for many years.
He was a member of the Kennebec Historical Society and the Maine State Retirees Association.
Dr. Ryan was predeceased by his parents; and by a brother, Richard H. Ryan.
Surviving is a nephew, Michael Ryan and several cousins.
Henry tried to live his life according to three mandates: Be honest, be temperate, and be loving as the Holy God is loving. May he rest in peace.
Visitation is from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday May 25, at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday May 26, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Western Avenue, Augusta. Burial will follow in Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.
Memorial donations may be made to:St. Michael Parishco/ Pastoral Center 24 Washington St. Augusta, ME 04330 or: St. Michael School 56 Sewall St. Augusta, ME 04330
Plummer Funeral Home Inc 16 Pleasant St Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9311
Published in Central Maine on May 23, 2017
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