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“We were sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. My Dad, Skip Gehrmann (deceased), and your Mom Frances were cousins. I can remember my Dad...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Cleve and Gail Boblitz

“We were sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Ryan. We always saw him at the 11 o'clock mass at St Marks and always had a brief conversation with him...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Les & Betsy Carter

“Our hearts are so very saddened by your loss - your Dad was a such a special man. May you find comfort and peace in all the wonderful memories you...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Chris & Pud Brengle

“Joyce, Kelly, Kasey and family,...While my heart is sad for each of you, you were each blessed in so many ways by this man. I'll always remember him...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Joe and Chesta Hembrooke

“It was an honor to know this loving father and grandfather, patriotic veteran and a very funny gentlemen. My heart goes out to the whole Ryan family...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: SANDY CONNOLLY - brookfield, CT

James M. "Ace" Ryan, 92, of Fallston, MD, passed away on June 21, 2015 at the Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late James Michael Ryan and Catherine Elizabeth (Smith) Ryan and husband, for 64 years, of the late Frances L. (Dennis) Ryan. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, he served in the 8th Air Force, 487th Bomb Group during WWII where he was a flight navigator on B17 Bombers. He was a member of the American Legion in Bel Air, the Fallston VFW and the Maryland School Bus Contractors Association. He was Vice President of Heer Brothers Inc. in Baltimore where he worked for 35 years, and was the owner and operator, for 40 years, of Ryan Transportation, Inc. where he transported school children for Harford County Public Schools. He enjoyed being with his family camping, crabbing, and riding his three wheeler which he still did at the age of 92. Mr. Ryan is survived by his sons, James M. Ryan III of Darlington, John D. Ryan of Aberdeen and Jan P. Ryan of Bel Air; daughter, Joyce A. Glorioso of Fallston; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Senator Bob Hooper House, c/o Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation, 520 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Suite 405, Bel Air, MD 21014. A Celebration of Jim's life will be held at Fallston Volunteer Fire Company on Sunday, July 12th from 1 till 5 pm.

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