Born in Dushore on June 27, 1926, he was a son of the late William and Ellen T. McKernan Ryan. He graduated from St. Basil’s High School in the Class of 1945. Pat married the former Catherine Geraldine Gainer on Nov. 21, 1953. Catherine predeceased him on Aug. 15, 2006.
Pat operated his family farm for many years and later worked for PennDOT from which he retired.
He was a member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, and a member of the former Holy Name Society.
Surviving are four sons, P. Timothy Ryan of Athens, Michael S. Ryan of Spencer, NY, Richard K. Ryan of Dushore and William P. Ryan of Dushore; two daughters, Monica C. Miller of Orefield and Carmel A. Ryan of Walnutport; a sister, Catherine McMahon of Dushore; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph Ryan and James Ryan.
A Transferal Service was held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 8:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment was in St. Basil’s Cemetery.
Friends called at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
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