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File #: 0208X-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2017 In control: Klein
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To honor, recognize and celebrate the life of Richard J. “Dick” Ryan and extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends on the occasion of his passing, June 24, 2017.
Sponsors: Zach M. Klein, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shannon G. Hardin, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson

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To honor, recognize and celebrate the life of Richard J. “Dick” Ryan and extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends on the occasion of his passing, June 24, 2017.

 

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WHEREAS, Richard J. Ryan graduated from St. Charles Preparatory High School in 1951 and studied at the University of Notre Dame and The Ohio State University; and

 

WHEREAS, He served in the U.S. Army as a medic stationed in Germany and later managed his father's pharmacies; and

 

WHEREAS, Richard J. Ryan also followed his father's footsteps into politics and served as president of the Ohio and Franklin County Young Democrats and was a delegate to multiple Democratic National Conventions; and

 

WHEREAS, His distinguished career included 34 years in public service as a bailiff for the Franklin County Probate Court, Chairman of the Franklin County Board of Elections, Deputy Franklin County Recorder, Assistant District Manager for the U.S. Census Bureau and purchasing agent for the Auditor of the State of Ohio; and

 

WHEREAS, Always involved in his community, Richard J. Ryan was a founding member of St. Anthony Parish and president of its Men's Club, president of the Forest Park Civic Association, member of The Shamrock Club and an elected member of the Democratic Central Committee and served as its executive director; and

 

WHEREAS, Richard J. Ryan’s greatest joys in life were his beloved wife of 61 years, Mrs. Fran Ryan, their five children, Rick (Kathy), Terry (Trish), Ted (Catherine), Mary Kay Fenlon (Kevin), and Tom and 11 grandchildren ; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this council does hereby honor, recognize and celebrate the fulfilling life of Richard J. Ryan and extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends on the occasion of his passing.