John Edward "Jack" Ryan Sr.
John E. “Jack” Ryan Sr.
84, passed away Thursday, April 2nd, in Abilene. He was born July 23, 1930 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, the son of James J. and Lillian A. (Murphy) Ryan. Growing up in Wakefield, Jack attended local schools, graduated from Wakefield High School and attended Boston College. He was an Army Veteran serving in Korea and earning the Bronze Star. On August 7, 1967 he was united in marriage with Louise A. Cooper. Most all of their married life was spent in Abilene. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers, Donald, Paul “Buddy” and James. He enjoyed raising and training his greyhounds. Jack was well respected by his peers in the Greyhound industry. He was a member of the NGA.
Survived by: Wife Louise A. Ryan Abilene
Daughter Lynn Marie Ryan Tyngsboro, MA
2 Sons John E. Ryan JR. Abilene
Michael J. “Mick” Ryan Abilene
The family has chosen cremation. No local services are planned. Services and inurnment will be held in Wakefield, Massachusetts at a later date. Danner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.