May 23, 1930 - June 19, 2013
Arthur John Ryan "Art", 83, of Light Post Way, Merrill died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone, NY. Born in Chateaugay, NY on May 23, 1930, he was the son of William T. and Ella (Burke) Ryan. He was married to Barbara Bird on June 26, 1954 in St. Peter's Church, Plattsburgh. Mr. Ryan graduated from Chateaugay High School and from the University of the State of New York at Plattsburgh in May 1954. He was employed as a teacher at Ellenburg Central/Northern Adirondack Central School for 31 years. He worked many summers for U.S. Customs in the Champlain, Chateaugay, Trout River and Churubusco ports. Mr. Ryan was a member of the Moon Valley Ski Patrol, Titus Mountain 70 Plus Club, Hemingford Golf Club, Malone Golf Club, Trout River Golf Club, Figure 8 Mountain Hunting Club, Figure 8 Pond Hunting Club, Elks Club in Malone and Kiwanis in Ellenburg where he was the secretary. He was a communicant of St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain. He enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, music and flying (even building his own Ultra Light Plane). Mr. Ryan is survived by his wife of 58 years; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Robin Cook of Chateaugay, Theresa and Shawn Dwyer of Cornwall, Ontario; a son, William T. Ryan of Plattsburgh; five grandchildren, Erica Cook, Christopher (Heather) Cook, Patrick Cook, Katherine (Ian) Dwyer, Cory Dwyer; a great-grandson, Cooper J. Cook; a sister, Lucille Hinds of Mountain View; a sister-in-law, Shirley Ryan of Chateaugay Lake; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, and a brother, H. Paul Ryan. There are no calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Monday, June 24 in St. Bernard's Church with Rev. Ted Crosby of St. Bernard's Church will be officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family at the Brainardsville Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Lyon Mountain American Legion. The family would like to give special thanks to the caring staff of the Alice Hyde Memorial Hospital. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
Arthur John Ryan "Art", 83, of Light Post Way, Merrill died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone, NY. Born in Chateaugay, NY on May 23, 1930, he was the son of William T. and Ella (Burke) Ryan. He was married to Barbara... View Obituary & Service Information
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