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Marin Independent Journal
Friday, December 21, 2001

John Francis Ryan

Died in San Rafael December 18, 2001 of complications from double pneumonia. He was a much-loved husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, brother-in-law, and friend. Born to Irish parents, John grew up in The Bronx, New York, attending Cardinal Hayes High School, Iona College and Ohio State University, where he received his MBA. John served in Korea as a 2nd Lt. in Charlie Co. and reached the rank of Captain upon his discharge in the United States Marine Corp. He started his career in marketing with U.S. Steel, but soon changed direction and worked in the business he really loved, Broadcast Advertising. First for CBS and subsequently for John Blair & Co., where he retired as Vice President of their San Francisco office after 20 years. John is survived by his wife, Bonnie; son, Sean; brother, Cornelius T. Ryan of Connecticut; sisters, Eileen Falvey of New York, Patricia Trutneff of New Jersey, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces and cousins in the USA, Ireland and Australia. Memorial Mass on Saturday, December 22nd at 11:00 a.m., St. Anthony of Padua, 1000 Cambridge, Novato. Graveside Services on Saturday, December 22nd at 1:30 p.m., Valley Memorial Park, 650 Bugeia Lane, Novato. Donations in John's memory will be appreciated to the New York Police and Firefighters Widow and Children Fund, P.O. Box 3713, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163 in honor of his father who was a New York City fireman. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151.

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