John V. ‘Jay’ Ryan
June 12, 2018
John V. “Jay” Ryan, 80, of Mar Lin, passed away Tuesday at his residence.
He was born in Pottsville, on June 10, 1938, a son of the late Edward and Helen Strange Ryan.
He was the husband of Carol Ann Tomecheck Ryan.
Jay was an avid fan of NASCAR and throughout the decades enjoyed his Friday nights at Big Diamond Raceway. He enjoyed watching and supporting the Pittsburg Steelers. Jay was known for keeping his vehicles meticulously clean at all times. Something he took great pride in.
In addition to his parents, Jay was preceded in death by a brother, George Ryan, and sisters, Annmarie Prelovsky and Mary Knarr, as well as infant twin brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; and a sister, Clare, wife of Gerald Trasatt. Jay is also survived by a sister-inlaw, Nettie Ryan; a brotherin-law, Michael Prelovsky; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Minersville, with the Rev. Christopher M. Zelonis officiating. Interment is at St. Kieran No. 2 Cemetery. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com