Person Sheet

Name William Joseph Ryan Jr. , R500
Birth Jun 8, 1924, New Britain, Hartford Co., CT23,24
Death Jan 25, 1981, Teaneck, Bergen Co., NJ25 Age: 56
Burial Jan 29, 198125
Occupation Musician - Sax, Clarinet, Piano, Organ - Employed by Jack Melton, Wilksboro, PA in 194223
Father William Joseph Ryan (1901-1972)
Mother Larena Harden (1903-1995)
1 Ruth Parker Torrance , T652
Birth Jul 25, 1922, Kearny, Hudson Co., NJ
Death Nov 6, 1993, NJ Age: 71
Burial Dec 1993, Arlington Cemetery, Kearny, Hudson Co., NJ
Occupation WAC Corporal, Bookkeeper
Father Robert Edmund Torrance (1873-1947)
Mother Mabel Van Ness Rothe (1879-1939)
Marriage Aug 15, 1946, Boston, Middlesex Co., MA26
Children (Private, Male)
(Private, Male)
(Private, Female)
2 (Private, Female) Boehn24, B500
Notes for William Joseph Ryan Jr.
He left school to travel on road with bands in his second year of high school.27

Teaneck, NJ - William Joseph Ryan Jr., 56, husband of Mrs. Betty (Boehn) Ryan, of 196 Ayers Court, The Plaza, former Bristol, Conn. Resident, died Sunday at home after a long illness.
Born in Bristol, Conn. On June 8, 1924, a son of Mrs. Larena (Harden) Ryan and the late William J. Ryan Sr., he attended local schools. A well-known musician, he played with and wrote arrangements for several local bands including all Gentile and Hal MacIntyre and for big-name bands such as Raymond Scott and Art Mooney Orchestras and Joe Mooney Jazz Quartet. An Army veteran of World War II, his memberships included Musicians Local of Bristol.
In addition to his mother of Bristol and wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lory Gwyn, of Brielle; two sons, Andrew and Paul Ryan, both of Kearney; two brothers, Richard of Teaneck and Robert Ryan of Bristol; a sister, Mrs. Michael Palaia of Bristol; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Thursday, 9 a.m. from Volk Funeral Home, Teaneck Road, to St. Anastasia Church for a Mass at 10.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 pm. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.25
Notes for Ruth Parker (Spouse 1)
Joined Army Sept 29, 1944 through Mar 1945
Last Modified Feb 15, 2003 Created Sep 2, 2006 using Reunion for Macintosh

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