Thomas F. Ryan of Chester (and formerly of Grahamsville) passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 87 years old.
He was born in Brooklyn on Feb. 17, 1933, the son of Anna (Garlepp) and Thomas Patrick Ryan.
Thomas served proudly in the United States Navy from 1951 to 55. He was a retired New York City Fire Department Lieutenant of 54 Engine NYC and 310 Engine of Brooklyn.
Tom is survived by his wife, Shirley (nee Codner), of 64 years; children: Thomas and his wife, Louise, Michael and his wife, Eileen, Robert and his wife, Heather, Linda and her husband John Murphy, Laura Ryan and Patrice Ryan; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Patrice Corso.
Visitation was held March 19 at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated March 20 at St. Stephen RC Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick.
Burial followed the mass in Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen.
Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home. To send an online condolence, visit www.lsvpmemorialhome.com.