Dennis Ryan

Dennis Ryan

Friday, December 24th, 1943 Sunday, January 5th, 2020

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Obituary for Dennis F. Ryan

Dennis F. Ryan, 76, of Wall, and formerly of Old Bridge, passed away at home on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Mr. Ryan was born and raised in Brooklyn. He served in the Army, 101st Airborne Division, before joining the New York Police Department, from which he retired as a Sgt. after more than 20 years of service. After moving to Old Bridge in 1987, he worked for the Township as a Code Enforcement Officer. He had lived in Wall for the last several years. He was a longtime member of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, Old Bridge, and enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Ryan was predeceased by his beloved wife Veronica, in 1989, as well as by his parents, John and Nancy Ryan. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Maureen Ryan, of Freehold, and his daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Andrew Chodkiewicz, of Wall. He was the beloved grandfather of Andrew Chodkiewicz, Jr., and Colette and Davis Ryan. Also surviving are Mr. Ryan’s sister, Mary Wood, of Shark River Hills, and his brother and sister-in-law, John and Elda Ryan, of Brooklyn.
Visitation will take place at O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, from 4-8 PM. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Rose Church, Belmar, on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 10 AM, followed by entombment with military honors, at Forest Green Memorial Park, Morganville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, at Condolences may be sent via

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ
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    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 | 10:00am
    St. Rose Church
    603 Seventh Avenue
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    Thursday, January 9th, 2020
  • Interment

    Forest Green Cemetery
    Texas Road
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Joe & Cheryl Chodkiewicz

Joe and Cheryl Chodkiewicz our send our Condolences to the family of Dennis Ryan. You will be in our prayers.
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Michele Shaw

Celebrating Dennis's life and holding on to memories of the happy and fun times. Wishing the family comfort now and peace to come.
Michele and Jim Shaw
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Patricia Hegarty

Our hearts are heavy with sorrow over the loss of our very dear friend, Dennis. Kathleen and Matthew, you and your families are in our prayers.
Pat & Johnny
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Ely Ashkenazi

my warmest condolences to you and your family Matt.. with deepest sympathy, Ely
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