John "Jack" Ryan

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May 10, 1934 ~ January 19, 2018

Jack Ryan of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Jan. 19, surrounded by his family and friends. He graduated from Vancouver High School in 1952 before serving in the US Army from 1953 to 1956. He married his wife of 48 years, Patricia Connors in 1960, with whom he had 5 children. Jack worked at Freightliner for 35 years. He was an active member in the community, coaching for Columbia Little League, also serving as the President of the league. He coached football over three decades, starting at St. Joseph's School before cofounding the CCYF League.
Jack was an avid golfer and took joy in all of the activities that his children or grandchildren were involved in. He was a generous and selfless, hard-working, dedicated, loving husband, father and friend to many. He will be deeply missed.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; brother, Jim; and nephew, Dan. He is survived by his 5 children: Jack (Latia), Tom (Janet), Jim (Beverly), Paula (Dave), and Mike along with his 8 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren. He leaves behind his brother-in-law and best friend, Bill Connors and sister-in-law, Adela, along with their children: Patti, Jennifer, and Mike. He also leaves his brother's children,Terry, Mary and John as well as his close companion and friend, Marilyn Dickinson.
There will be a memorial service and a celebration of his life, Saturday, January 27, 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 25, 2018
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