It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of our brother Joe Ryan ‘65.
Joe was a first team All-Ivy center on the Big Red football team and proudly served our country as a Navy Seal. He was instrumental in the original formation of the CFA and was a lifetime member. In spite of health complications, he was actively engaged as a CFA board member and worked courageously on behalf of the football program until his death.
We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Eileen and the entire Ryan family.
Joe Ryan’s Obituary can be found below.
RYAN – Joseph E. June 11, 2016, age 73, beloved husband of Eileen M. Ryan (nee Head); dear father of Sean P. (Mary Elizabeth) Ryan; grandfather of Emmie, Sienna and Collin; brother of Patrick M. (Sandy), William F. (Pamela), Mary Ellen, Kathleen (John) Reilly, Daniel R., Colleen, John (Patty), Mark (Lori) Ryan and the late Joanne (Robert B.) Snyder. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214, Saturday, June 25 at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, 845 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14223 or Hospice Foundation of WNY, 225 Como Park Blvd., PO Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240. Condolences at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com