Joan Marie Ryan

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Joan Ryan, Wife of the late Richard Ryan, Class of 1953, Mother of Michael Ryan, Class of 1976, and Terrance Ryan, Class of 1979. Mother-in-law of Jeffery Tigue, Class of 1985. Grandmother of Patrick Ryan, Class of 2016 and Joseph Ryan, Class of 2024. Please keep the Ryan and Tigue families in your prayers.

JOAN MARIE RYAN (nee Hanrahan), age 86. Peacefully passed away on June 7, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones. Beloved wife of 66 years to the late Richard P. Ryan; loving mother of Patrick (Susan), Michael (Marietta), Rich (dec. Mary Ellen)(Patricia), Terry (Tammy), Tim (Sue), Kathy Schreiber (Eric), Mary (dec), Karen Tigue (Jeff), and Danny (Dreama). She is preceded in death by her loving parents Mary “Lol” (nee McGlynn) and George Hanrahan and her ten siblings.

The youngest of 11, Joan was born in Cleveland, OH on November 16, 1936. She grew up in St. Pat’s Parish and attended St. Augustine High School in Lakewood. She and Dick eventually moved to Fairview Park where they raised their 8 children. Dearly loved by her 22 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, Joan was a devoted sister-in-law, aunt, mother-in-law and loyal friend to many. Joan loved her tennis and golf playing alongside her best friends for over 30 years. She will be remembered for her infectious laughter, quick wit, genuine kindness, and strong faith.

Funeral Mass Saturday, June 10, St. Angela Merici Church (20970 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park, OH 44126) at 10:00 AM. We will celebrate Joan’s beautiful life following her burial at St. Joseph Cemetery.

The entire family is grateful for the love, support and care Joan received from family, friends and the angels on earth at the Seidman Cancer Center and Ames Family Hospice. The family suggests those who wish to express sympathy consider donating to Magnificat High School, 20770 Hilliard Blvd. Rocky River, OH 44116, St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107, St. Ignatius High School, 1911 W. 30th St. Cleveland, OH 44113 or Ames Family Hospice, 30080 Hospice Way, Westlake, OH 44145.

Posted on: June 8, 2023

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Joan Marie Ryan

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