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OBITUARIES May 25, 2016

6/23/2014 1:15:00 PM
Robert Thomas Ryan, 72

Robert Thomas Ryan, 72 served 21 years in Navy

Robert Thomas Ryan, 72, of North Vernon, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home.  Deacon Larry French will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Mr. Ryan retired from the US Navy in 1980, after serving his country for 21 years. He later retired from Madison State Hospital. He enjoyed airplanes, carpentry and computers.

Born Aug. 10, 1941, in Richmond Hill, N.Y., he was the son of Thomas Michael and Charlotte Marie Martin Ryan. He married Thelma Muir on Sept. 27, 1980. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Charles Ryan of Columbus, and a brother, Jim Ryan of New York.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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