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Deacon Edward T. Ryan - 96

Saint John, Indiana

Deacon Edward T. Ryan. Age 96. St John, IN Resident, formerly of Calumet City, IL and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Graduate of St Nicholas Catholic Grammar School Class of 1940 and Fenger High School Class of 1944. United States Army World War II Veteran-Private First Class, Bronze Star, Purple Heart Recipient for the Battle with Company B-127 Infantry in the Asiatic and Pacific Theater. Ed started his working career at the Pullman Shops hanging end doors on passenger train cars, working at Chromium Mining and Smelting Company, Foreman at Formold Plastics and Sherwin Williams Paint Chemical Division, retiring as a Supervisor from U.S. Steel Supply Division. Member of the Calumet City American Legion Post 330. Lifelong member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Ed became an ordained Deacon April 27, 1991. He served as a Deacon at St Anthony of Padua Church in Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood until 1998, continuing at Our Lady of Knock Church in Calumet City, and was a Chaplain at the Franciscan Alliance Hospitals in the Northwest Indiana area.  Past long-time member of the St Anthony of Padua Church Holy Name Society and was a Boy Scout/Cub Scout Pack Leader. Husband for 66 years of the late Carmella nee Sartori. Father of Richard (Faye) Ryan, David (Suzanne) Ryan and the late Thomas (Mary Lou) Ryan. Grandfather of 12. Loving “Nono” to his 18 great grandchildren. Son of the late Minnie nee Richter and John E Ryan. Brother of the late Marie Ryan, John (late Clair) Ryan and Frances (late Charles) Adametz. Father in-law of the late Deborah nee Kowalski. “Uncle Ed” to many nieces and nephews. Friend and neighbor to many. Visitation Friday, November 4, 2022, from 2-8 pm at the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 W. 97th Ln. (1/2 block west of US 41/Wicker Ave. at 97th LN.) St. John.  Lying in state at Jesus, Shepherd of Souls/Our Lady of Knock Church, 501 163rd Street, Calumet City on Saturday November 5, 2022, from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Mass 11:00 am. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City. Info 219-365-3474 or


  • Mary Jo and Tom Blankley

    4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Deacon Ed lived the Religion he believed in, every day.  He showed to all who knew him, how a truly good man should live.  My husband and I were fortunate to know both Ed and Carmella through Our Lady of Knock Catholic Church.  Prayers for all of his family,  and may God hold him in the palm of His hand!                                                                                                                                                   Always, Tom and Mary Jo Blankley

  • Jim and Pat Partyka

    4 weeks, 1 day ago

    We remember when Ed and Carmella moved to Hirsch Street in Cal City back in 1972 or so. The Ryan Family was always so friendly, kind and generous. In particular, we became very close to Ed's son Tommy and to Debbie. We send our deepest condolences to David and Rich and to all the grandchildren especially Jennifer and Holly and to all the many great grands. Our prayers remain with you. 

  • Janell Kelley

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    My prayers for peace and comfort for all who knew and loved him.

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