Alan C. (Buddy) Ryan

December 06, 1925 - December 19, 2020


Alan C. (Buddy) Ryan
Age 95, of Sarver, formerly of Cranberry Twp. was called home on December 19, 2020.
Alan was born on December 6, 1925 to the late Edward and Dorothy (Bradfield) Ryan. He was a proud military veteran who served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 on the USS Burrows (DE-105). Upon returning to the Pittsburgh area, he met the love of his life, Margaret “Marge” Graff and was married for 74 years.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed the outdoors fishing and hunting. He was a lifetime member of the Ambridge District Sportsman Club.
He became a U.S. Postal Letter Carrier in 1958 and retired after 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and the many Ryan-Bradfield reunions at his camp and elsewhere. He especially enjoyed his grand kids and great grand kids. You always saw Alan with his camera recording history to pass on to his family.
Upon retirement from the post office, he and Marge looked forward to loading up their car and traveling the States visiting their brothers and sisters, as well as heading to Texas to pick up their camper and head to Rockport to visit the many missions and State Parks around the area.
Alan is survived by his brother, William (Billy) Ryan, his children, David A. Ryan (Darlene), Robert F. Ryan (Sarah), Jean Ryan and Joyce Ferry (Thomas); and proud Grand Pap of David A. Ryan, Jr. (Demery), Rachel Ferry, Jennifer Hanson (Josh), and Katy Sheffield (Ross); Great Grand Pap of Mirabelle and Sawyer Ryan and Alex Hanson. He will be missed by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Alan was preceded in death by his wife, Marge, his siblings Edward, Donnie, Robbie, Carolyn (Cottey), Barbara (Walls) and Dorothy (Neal).
Private family arrangements will be held at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry.

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  • Holly&Ron Tranter

    Remembering all the family gatherings over the years, Al will be greatly missed.

  • Sarah Carew Ryan

    You will be deeply missed my sweet father-in-law. I will always remember your twinkling eyes, and the laughter, and the hugs that were so tight and sincere which always made me fill safe.
    The girls could not wait for you and Marge to come stay with us to spend the winter in the warm state of Texas, remembering that you wanted to go fishing even if it was 100 degrees
    and when you got out of the car to chase an armadillo or crabbing in Galveston. So many good memories. I know that you and Marge are together again and thanking you for being such a great grandfather to my girls and a father to me, as well as Marge a great grandmother and mother-in-law,
    I know we will meet again and can not wait for that reunion and will cherish the conversation Bob and I had with you on the way back to your house in Nov. Holding your hand is what I will still feel the love you had squeezing my hand, I felt safe missing Marge. I look forward to feeling your presence around us in the months to come. Love you to the moon and back and will miss you dearly.

  • John barnyk (Camp kluck-kluck)

    Sorry to hear about Bud. Was glad to see him at Marge’s viewing and thought he had looked good. The family has our sympathy and will be thinking of you.

  • Judith Rembert

    My dear cousin Buddy! I too will miss your hugs! And your stories of all our adventures and fun times! Especially teaching the girl cousins how to dance and you had better be on your toes and make no mistakes! Oh the flood of memories! I loved you dearly! Say hi to all our other family! And Rest In Peace with sweet Margie!

  • Donald and Karen Bradfield

    Buddy was one of my favorite people I loved him.

 

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