In Memory

Ambrose Ryan

Ambrose Ryan

Ambrose J. Ryan

Ambrose J. Ryan of Webster, formerly of Elba, passed away on Sunday (March 16, 2014) at age 85.

He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Irene (Rogers) Ryan; grandson, Clarence Z. Ryan; infant sister, Mary Ryan; brother, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Roger Ryan; and nephew, Patrick E. Ryan.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret “Peg” (Schlosser) Ryan; children, Michael (Brenda) Ryan, Dr. Mark (Susan) Ryan, Jane (Dr. Joseph) Vacca and Dr. Gregory (Marian) Ryan; grandchildren, Daniel and Kevin Ryan, Dr. Melissa (Dr. Peter) Mroz and Stephen Ryan, Joshua, Dr. Kaitlin, Patrick and Rosemary Vacca, Ambrose T., Martin and Deaglan Ryan; great-grandson, Ryan Mroz; brothers, Henry Ryan and Francis P. Ryan, M.D.; sister-in-law, Joanne (William) Errett; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ambrose received a B.S. from Fordham University and an M.S. from Albany State. He taught science in the Batavia City Schools for 35 years, retiring as Department Chairman in 1991. He also coached the freshman football team. He was an Air Force veteran, life member of the Elba Fire Department, former Trustee and Mayor of Elba. He faced life cheerfully with Parkinson’s Disease for over 25 years. He loved singing and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church Choir and the Elba Elegants. After moving to Webster, he enjoyed singing at Mass at St. Rita Church and was a member of the Webster Senior Singers. He also enjoyed playing bridge, fishing and sports. He was a longtime fan of high school sports in Elba and loved watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

His family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Profetta Funeral Chapel (1650 Empire Blvd., Webster) and from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc. (329-333 West Main St., Batavia). On Saturday, please join his family at 9:30 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish at Our Lady of Fatima Church (65 South Main St., Elba for his Funeral Mass. Interment Maple Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to National Parkinson Foundation, PO Box 23204, Rochester, NY 14692 in Ambrose’s memory, or Masses may be offered at St. Rita Church in Webster or St. Padre Pio Parish. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit Local arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc., Batavia.