Richard L. Ryan


Richard L. Ryan, age 85, a lifelong resident of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.  A graduate of William Paterson University in Wayne with a Bachelor’s Degree in education, he went on to earn a Master’s Degree in education from Montclair State University.  With a strong appreciation for the arts and entertainment industry, Rich was a member of the Radburn Players and enjoyed the theater and opera.  Rich will be remembered for his love of animals and as a devout animal rights advocate.  He was also an avid reader.

Prior to retiring in 1992, he was a school teacher at Brookside Elementary School in Allendale for 38 years. 

Beloved son of the late Andrew L. and Gizella (Prohaska) Ryan.  Dear brother of the late Andrew J. Ryan and brother-in-law of Norma Ryan Fay.  Loving uncle of Patricia Horton and husband Riley, Karen Hatcher and husband Tim, Andrew F. Ryan, Terrence Ryan and wife Alison, Colleen Ryan and Kathleen Cronin and husband Brian.  Cherished great uncle of 5 great nephews and 4 great nieces.

The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9:30 am – 1 pm with service following at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Richard to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Pace East, Suite 200, Landover, MD 20785 would be appreciated.

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We send our condolences and sympathies on the passing of our former Allendale colleague, Richard. We will all miss him. Mee Lon Yee - Bergen County Retirees" Education Association
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