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New York Obituaries - 1943 - John Francis Ryan
John Francis Ryan, proprietor of Ryan's Diner, 149 North street, died yesterday at Horton
Hospital. He was a charter member of the Middletown Fife and Drum Corps.
Mr. Ryan was a member of Webb Horton Memorial Presbyterian Church, Wallkill Council, Jr. OUAM,
Middletown Lodge of Odd Fellows and Martha Washington, Rebekah Lodge.
Mr. Ryan was born in Brooklyn December seventeenth, 1881, a son of John F. and Martha Ogden
Ryan. He was married June twenty-seventh, 1907, in Brooklyn to Jennie E. Forthoffer.
He is survived by his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Martha Prey of Brooklyn and Mrs. Stella Robinson
of New York; and nieces and nephews.
Martha Washington Lodge will have services Wednesday evening at 7:30 at Hasbrouck's Chapel, Odd
Fellows, at 7:45, and Jr. OUAM at eight o'clock.
Mr. Ryan had been in business on North street, twenty-six years. He was a member of the Hudson
Valley Fife, Bugle and Drum Corps.
Funeral services will be held at Hasbrouck Chapel Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in
the family plot, Wallkill cemetery, Phillipsburg.
Middletown Times Herald
Tuesday, June 1, 1943
Ryan family bible notes: John Francis Ryan is listed in the family bible as John Thomas Ryan in
either his mother or father's handwritting. It says John Thomas Ryan born Dec. 17th, 1881 at 3 1/2
O.C. (O'clock) A.M. 10th St. Williamsburg, NY. Then it says John T. Ryan died May 30th, 1943, age
Source: Family bible owned by submitter
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