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John “Jack” W. Ryan

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On July 1, 2019 @ 1:38 pm In Obituary | 5 Comments


ALBANY – John “Jack” W. Ryan, born February 21, 1937 to William A. Ryan and Anna Evelyn(Werking) Ryan in Albany, NY, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2019 in the presence of his loving family at the Teresian House, Albany.  Jack was the oldest of four children, pre-deceased by brother James, and is survived by brother Paul Ryan, and sister Jean Ryan. Jack had five children, pre-deceased by son Mark Ryan, survived by James Ryan, Regina Ryan-Gaule, Teresa Ryan-Rowe, and Matthew Ryan, five grandchildren, Ian Gaule, Chelsea Ryan, Timothy Gaule, Michael Gaule, and McKenzie Ryan, daughters-in-law Lori(Peszko)Ryan and Colleen(Flynn)Ryan, and son-in-law Christopher Gaule, and long-time companion Marguerite Hogan. Jack worked for Meyerbank Electric Company for several years as an electrician before working at NYS OGS as an electrical estimator. Jack served in the Navy Reserves for over 40 years and obtained the rank of Senior Master Chief. Jack donated his remains to The Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical College.

A memorial mass will be celebrated in the Parish of Mater Christi, Hurst Ave. & Hopewell St., Albany on Saturday, September 14th, at 12:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the church prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com/john-jack-w-ryan/ .  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.

Condolences for the family of “John “Jack” W. Ryan”

Condolence from R.J. Murray, CAPT, USNR-Retired on July 2nd, 2019 5:46 am

Master Chief Ryan was a perfect example of a senior Navy Petty Officer, a leader and mentor to those personnel who were his subordinates and a excellent source of advice to the officers with whom he served. Most of us were bright enough to take it! Fair winds and following seas, Master Chief.

Condolence from CTRCS(SS) Lincoln Grimm on July 2nd, 2019 5:47 am

deepest sorrow to the family of our shipmate… Truly a great man…

Condolence from Dominic amato on July 2nd, 2019 4:06 pm

Sorry for your loss
I knew him at reserve center
Great person
Great leader
Great friend

Condolence from Marianne Gould on July 2nd, 2019 6:21 pm

My prayers for and condolences to Jack’s family. He had a beautiful voice and will be missed.

Condolence from Warren R Ramsey on September 11th, 2019 5:58 am

I knew Master Chief Ryan well, in the USNR. He was an excellent Chief and a good friend. Sincere condolences to Paul (also of the USNR) and Jack’s family. EACS Warren R Ramsey USNR/NYNM.

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