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Calvin Christian Ryan, Jr.


April 18, 2016


Calvin Christian Ryan, Jr., 79, of 15 Sugarcamp Road, Danville, PA passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at his home in Danville PA.   He was born September 2, 1936 in Danville, PA, the son of the late Calvin Christian, Sr. and Bertha Mae (Rudy) Ryan.   

Calvin was a graduate of Danville Area High School class of 1955.  He then attended Bloomsburg State Teachers College, where he studied Business Education, receiving his BA degree in 1959. 

Calvin was married to Joyce E. (Fisher) Ryan for 55 years. They were married on December 17, 1960. 

He was a United States Navy Officer from 1959 until 1993, serving four years on active duty then 29 years in the Naval Reserves. Calvin retired as a Commander in 1993. 

He was employed as a Business Education teacher with the Montgomery Area School District from 1963 until 1993.  

Calvin was a member of The Danville Moose, The American Legion, St. Peter's United Methodist Church and the Danjo Wheelers. 

He enjoyed spending time; fishing, boating, camping, golfing and traveling the world with his wife, Joyce. Calvin's greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his beloved wife Joyce; two daughters; Cynthia Ryan of Riverside, PA and Michele Frye and husband Ronald of Springfield, VA and one son, Wayne Ryan and wife Candy of Mifflinville, PA. Calvin is also survived by nine grandchildren; Caitlyn, Alanna, Aaron (children of Cynthia), Jessica, Kevin, and Alyssa (children of Wayne), Stephen, Sean and Caleb (children of Michele), and four great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters; Minnetta Shenck and Maybelle Reamer, both of Riverside, PA.   

Along with his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by siblings John (Al), Cameron, Melvin, William, James, Barbara, and Rosie. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Calvin's Life to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 2:00PM at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 240 Sunbury Road, P.O. Box 428, Riverside, PA 17868 with the Reverend Dr. Donald N. Hurley officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.  

The family will provide flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to the church or the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1309. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821. www.visneski.com


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