William J Ryan Sr, 88, died at home in the company of his family in Princeton in September following an illness.
Bill was born in Niagara Falls, NY. He met his wife, Mary, and together they started a family in Brooklyn, NY. The Ryans moved to the Princeton area in 1969 and remained there. Bill graduated from Hobart College and Fordham Law School, he served in the US Army National Guard, and built his career working for firms and organizations that included Royall, Koegel, Rogers & Wells, Johnson & Johnson, and the US Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. Bill was a devout Roman Catholic and a distinguished member of St. Paul Parish in Princeton.
Bill is survived by his children Peter, Patricia, and John; he was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Mary, and his children William Jr, James, and Joseph. Bill is also survived by his grandson, Michael, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A visiting hour and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 26, beginning at 9:30 AM, at St. Paul Church in Princeton.