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Thomas M Ryan

August 2, 1942 January 6, 2021
Thomas M Ryan
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Thomas Michael Ryan, 78, of Palmer Township Pennsylvania, passed away at Harborview Care Facility in Doylestown, PA on January 6th, 2021 after battling Alzheimer’s disease for several years.
Tom was born on August 2nd, 1942 in Manhattan, Kansas to Winslow Ryan and Eileen Farrell Ryan. Tom was married on March 6th, 1965 to Carole Elizabeth Farnsworth and was married to Carole for 55 years. Both Tom and his wife were graduates of Pleasantville High School in New York, Class of 1960. He attended both the University of North Carolina as well as the University of Massachusetts on basketball scholarships.
Tom worked in the garment industry for many years in New York City, and transitioned to GPS software sales in Princeton, NJ for the remainder of his career. Tom played in several softball leagues in New Jersey, and he was an avid fisherman and golfer, and was able to share his passion for these pastimes with his sons.
Tom is survived by his wife, Carole Elizabeth Farnsworth Ryan of Palmer Township, PA. He is survived by his three children, Kevin Michael (Katie) of Flemington, NJ, Kelly Ryan Brown (Randy) of Ellicott City, MD, and Matthew Thomas (Nicole) of New York, NY. He leaves 6 beloved grandchildren, Kylie and Baylee Ryan, Allison and Colin Brown, and Parker and Keegan Ryan. Tom was the oldest of 6 children and is survived by his siblings Robert, Peter, Paul, Eileen Murphy, and William.
Arrangements are being made by the Hillsborough Funeral Home in Hillsborough, NJ. Due to the current pandemic, a memorial service and funeral will not be held at this time. Tom’s wife Carole and children will celebrate Tom’s life with family and friends when the COVID restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Tom’s memory to God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Project Healing Waters, P.O. Box 702, Coudersport, PA 16915. This organization is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of military service personnel and disabled veterans through the sport of fishing and associated actives including group expeditions and outings with experienced volunteers.

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