On Tue, 29 May 2018 03:38:59 -0400, ED COLL wrote:
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.
Hi there, F.John,
Greetings from Northeast China.
I hope all is going well for you.
Earlier today, I was having a chat with a friend from Inwood and he informed that our classmate, Matt Ryan, had passed away in January 2012.
However, when I checked out our Manhattan Prep 1964 Yahoo Group Phone List, it still had Matt Ryan listed as “Lost:
Perhaps when you get a chance you can arrange to update the phone list accordingly.
Attached for your reference is a copy of Matt’s Obituary.
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Matthew W. Ryan Sr.
Hyde Park – Matthew William Ryan Sr., 65, a Hyde Park resident for forty years previously of Valley Cottage, NY died Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx.
Born in Yonkers on December 30, 1946, he was the son of the late John M. Ryan and Catherine Watson Ryan. His mother survives in Warwick. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Manhattan College. Mr. Ryan’s mission in life was to help others in recovery. He was a counselor at the Villa Veritas Foundation, Inc., in Kerhonkson for many years and retired due to his illness. During his time at Villa Veritas, he was proud to have helped many 9/11 first responders.
Matthew was past president of the Hyde Park Rotary, a former Hyde Park Town Councilman, and active with the Hyde Park Little League while his sons played. He also enjoyed reading and was an avid NY Yankee and NY Giants fan.
He was responsible for the creation of the Saturday night ALANON group at the Hyde Park Dutch Reform Church. Mr. Ryan proudly served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his two sons, Matthew W. Ryan Jr. and his significant other, Cambria Evans, of Providence, Rhode Island, and Eric S. Ryan of Atlanta, GA; two granddaughters, Sophia May and Emma Avalyn Ryan; five brothers, Paul J. Ryan and wife, Laura, of Arlington, VA, Neil R. Ryan and wife, Lois, of Warwick, John M. Ryan and wife, Heather, of Yonkers, D. Sean Ryan and wife, Lisa, of Westown, and Patrick F. Ryan and wife, Carol, of Middletown; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, Friday, January 27th at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Inc., Rte.9, Hyde Park. Funeral services will be 12:30 pm, Saturday, January 28th at the funeral home. Fr. Jack Hauser will officiate. Graveside services and burial with military honors will take place at 11am, Monday, January 30th at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Yonkers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Villa Veritas Foundation, Inc., PO Box 610, Kerhonkson, NY 12446.
Ryan, Matthew W. Sr. [MC1968 RIP]
[JR: Must be ready for the old age home. I did realize he was my high school classmate. At the very least, I could have tied his age to mine at the time. Argh! Requiescat In Pacem.]
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