William Ryan

October 6th, 1923 to May 6th, 2007
William H. Ryan, 83 of Port Huron went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 6, 2007 in Marwood Nursing & Rehab following a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Bill was born October 6, 1923 in Port Huron son of the late William P. & Barbara (Cunningham) Ryan. Bill served in the U.S. Army during WWII with O.S.S in Washington D.C and Ceylon. He was an avid reader, traveled extensively through out Europe, and enjoyed boating and family gatherings on the beach. He was active in Port Huron Minor Hockey as a coach, board member and was a long time volunteer in support of the Silver Stick Hockey Tournament. Bill is survived by his son, Geof (Patti) Ryan of Port Huron; daughters, Toodie May-Ryan of Port Huron; Marsha (Jim) Hicks of Port Huron; Julie Ryan of Port Huron and Betsy (Joe) Vandervest of Port Huron; grandchildren, Corey Ryan, Kristin May-Tart, Ryan May, Trevor & Kyle Hicks, Erica Ryan Arnold and Murphy Vandervest. Bill was preceded in death by the mother of his children Ruth R. Ryan and sister Dorothea Young. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. The Rev. Brian K. Cokonougher will officiate. Following Bill's wishes cremation will take place. Visiting hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorials in memory of Bill, may be given to Blue Water Hospice. The family of William H. Ryan would like to express our heart felt thanks to the exceptional staff at Marwood Nursing & Rehab for the life enriching care they provided for our father for the past two years.

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