Raymond Francis Ryan, Jr., a 49-year Grays Harbor resident, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Tumwater. He was 86. Ray was born July 22, 1927, in Seattle, Washington to Virginia Benson and Raymond Francis Ryan, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents and his great-granddaughter, Mallory Hutchins.
Ray is survived by his sister, Robin Blanchett of Seattle; sons, Patrick Ryan (Carrie) of Olympia, Michael “Mick” Ryan (Gail) of Olympia, and Kevin Ryan (Sharon) of Olympia; daughters, Jean Fairbrother (Brian) of Tumwater and Becca Freund (Todd) of Vancouver; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass has been scheduled for 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 306 E. 3rd Street, Aberdeen. Reception to follow at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Private interment will be at Fern Hill Cemetery, Aberdeen.
For more details on Ray’s life, please see Rick Anderson’s article in The Daily World’s October 22nd edition.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to “Feed the Hungry” through St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen, or directly to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.