John M. Ryan
John M. Ryan
  • January 5, 1927 - August 12, 2017
  • Acworth, Georgia

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John Marlin Ryan, 90, of Acworth, Georgia, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2017 at home. He was born January 5, 1927 in Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania to Marlin and Ida Ryan. He had a normal small town upbringing during the great depression.
John served in the United States Navy during WWII as a Fireman First Class. After returning from the war, he attended Lock Haven University where he received a BS in education in 1950. He also earned all-state team honors while playing football.
John worked for Swift & Company for 30 years, where he won numerous sales awards, while assigned to various facilities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. He was also a member the Lions Club and the Kiwanis Club.
John was very proud of his six children John (Marian), Montoursville, Daniel, Hunlock Creek, Joseph (Laura), Naples FL, Patricia Hudick (Rich), Naples, FL, Ashley Rose and Shannon Norman, Acworth, GA. He is also survived by his wife Marion, of Acworth, two sisters, Mary Jane Chapman of Honolulu, HI, and Lois Redding of Chambersburg, PA, as well as his many loving nieces, nephews, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife Mary K. (Kitsi) Ryan in 1972 and a brother Thomas Ryan and sister Barbara Risley.
Family and friends are cordially invited to Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw on Thursday, August 17 to remember a life well lived between the hours of 6 O'clock pm and 8 O'clock pm.