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Robert S. Ryan, 60, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley in Haverhill, Mass.
He was born September 15, 1956, in Ocala, Fla., the son of the late William S. and Linda (Garrison) Ryan. Robert grew up in Florida and was a graduate of Marion High School. He was employed with Summit Place in Methuen, Mass., as a maintenance supervisor before retirement. Robert was very involved with The Boy Scouts of America and was a Scout Master for Haverhill Troop 5. He was an active member of the Haverhill Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed time outdoors. Robert was an avid hunter, fisherman, and also added Letter Boxing and raising pigeons to his many hobbies. He enjoyed life and will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of over 36 years, Mary Jane (VanKavelaar) Ryan of Haverhill; his son, Andrew J. Ryan of Haverhill; brother, Chris Ryan and wife, Kelli of Douglassville, Ga.; and half-brother, Rick Rodia and wife, Cynthia of Ocklawaha, Fla. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
Calling hours will be held Friday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. A memorial service to celebrate Robert’s life will take place at 12 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following calling hours. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in Robert’s memory be made to The American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite #900, Arlington, VA 22202. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.GrondinCarnevale.com.
Published on  August 21, 2017
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