William Charles Ryan

1930 - 2021



Dr. William Charles Ryan M.D. age 90, of Somerset, died January 21, 2021, at Meadow View Nursing Center. Born May 1, 1930 in San Francisco, CA, son of William Bernard Ryan and Gladys Marx Ryan. Preceded in death by parents; first wife, Alice Catherine Long Ryan on August 26, 2003; son, Thomas More Ryan on April 25, 2003; brother James Ryan and sister, Barbara Ryan Stauble. Survived by wife, Donna L. Burnworth Ryan, to whom he was married almost 12 years; children: Cecilia A. wife of David...

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Much love, Jolene

January 25, 2021 3:00 PM

My sincerest condolences to the Ryan family. I wish Bill and all of you much peace and love during this time. You all have so many cherished memories to reflect on, share and celebrate. What a life!
Much love, Jolene

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Teresa Gallagher

February 3, 2021 9:49 AM

With deepest sympathy for the Ryan family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I will say a rosary for you Dr. Ryan and your family.
I have many memories of Dr. Ryan and his family as our families spent time together on many occasions.  One memory I have of Dr. Ryan is when his daughter Mary and I were confirmed. Our confirmation party was held at their home on “Ryan’s Hill” (great for sled riding.)   At the party Dr. Ryan pulled me aside and said “One day in the future you will feel the Holy Spirit descend upon you.”  I didn’t really know what he meant at that time, but several years later I had an experience that can only be described as the Holy Spirit descending upon me filling me with so much love and joy. Thank you Dr. Ryan for such a wonderful gift –knowledge that the Holy Spirit is present- always.  I passed along his comments to my own sons when they were confirmed, as well as others after their confirmation ceremony. I thank God for the gift of Dr. Ryan and thank you Dr. Ryan for having an unforgettable and lasting impact on my life.  May you all find peace and comfort in God’s words. Much love, Teresa  

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January 30, 2021 3:11 PM
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Lisa and Kirby Gardner

January 27, 2021 4:56 PM

Mary and family, I have been thinking of you and your family, and saying prayers for all of you, although it is never easy to say good bye to your father, he had a good life. I enjoyed talking to him at Meadowview when I would see him while visiting my father in law. I hope your family had a good day celebrating his life. and enjoying happy memories. Please keep in touch Mary! Lisa and Kirby Gardner    

Bill & Becky Kallmann

January 26, 2021 4:03 PM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Bill & Becky Kallmann

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