Obituary, Robert Seton Ryan

Robert Seton Ryan

AGE: 93 • Madison

Robert Seton Ryan, 93, of Madison, died with his family by his side on November 7, 2017. Mr. Ryan was a lifelong resident of Madison and leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Margie Ryan, and four children: Mary Elizabeth, Robert Seton, Joseph Arthur and Kate Keefe. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren: Grace, Clare, Abby, Brent, William, Peter, Ben, Jack, Jim and Sophie.

Mr. Ryan was a decorated World War II Veteran who enlisted in the US Navy in 1942. He served aboard the USS Franklin (CV-13) and was a survivor of the March 29, 1945 attack on the ship where more than 800 crew were lost.

Following the War, he earned a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Tulsa University. His first job took him to the oilfields of Wyoming, where he met the love of his life, Margie Ann Riehl, at a church dinner. He worked at Stanolind Oil as a Petroleum Engineer, then joined First National City Bank in New York where he served as a Senior Credit Officer and Executive Vice-President. An enduring member of St. Vincent’s Parish in Madison, he was part of the extended clan of Ryans, including his Father and Mother, Francis J. and Ida May Keefe and The Reverends Msgrs. John R. and Leo P. Ryan. Robert was deeply loved by his family and friends who remain eternally grateful for his companionship, intellect and extraordinary love.

A wake will be held at Burroughs, Kohr and Dangler at 106 Main Street, Madison on Friday, November 10, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral mass will be held at St. Vincent’s in Madison on Saturday, November 11, at 10 AM. Floral arrangements should be sent to Burroughs, Kohr and Dangler or St. Vincent’s Martyr.

Published in Daily Record from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2017

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