Charles Edward Ryan
9/28/1938 - 6/12/2012
Charles Edward Ryan I, 73, was called home on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mass will be 10 am Wednesday, June 20 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rosary will be 7 pm Tuesday, June 19 at Bellmead Funeral Home. Charlie was born September 28, 1938, in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Gordon John and Clara Agnes (Nicholson) Ryan. During his service in the Air Force, Charlie was stationed at Connally Air Force base, where he met and married the love of his life, Betty Sue Schroeder on February 14, 1964. Charlie would continue to hold Betty’s hand until his last breath. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Betty Ryan; children, Susan Kay Ryan-Zehler and husband, Robert, Charles Edward “Sam” Ryan II and wife, Dianne, Michael Anthony Ryan, Mitzi Ann Ryan and Lee Ann Nicole Ryan and fiancée, Jesse Coleman; grandchildren, Adam Ryan, T.J. O’Donnell, Samantha O’Donnell, Megan Ryan, McKenzie “Turkey” Ryan, Charles Edward “Chaz” Ryan III, Auburn Ryan, Cheyenne Ryan, Kennah Fowler, Charliee Ryan, D’Mitri Siegeler, and Carlie Siegeler; 4 brothers and 3 sisters of Maine; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.