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Phillip J. Ryan

July 18, 1938 August 22, 2019
Phillip J.  Ryan
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Obituary for Phillip J. Ryan

Phillip J. Ryan of Bonita Springs, Florida and Clarkston, Michigan died peacefully, August 22, 2019. He was 81 years old. Mr. Ryan was born July 18, 1938, in Chicago to Rose (nee Monaghan) and Phillip E. Ryan. He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago and received his Bachelor’s in Finance from the University of Toledo. Mr. Ryan earned his Masters Degree from the University of Detroit and his J.D. from Detroit College of Law. He retired in 1995 after 35 years as a corporate contract attorney for General Motors.

He was a member of Forest Lake Country Club and Bonita Bay Club. An avid golfer and reader Mr. Ryan was always happy and will be remembered for his great sense of humor and wonderful laugh.

His grandson’s will always remember Monday’s with Nana and Papa. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Mr. Ryan was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Mr. Ryan is survived by his beloved wife, Susan, daughters, Sheila (Kurt) Felker and Maura (Jack) Kaiser, and grandchildren, Ryan Felker, Charlie Felker, Andrew Kaiser, and Phillip Kaiser. He is also survived by his brother, James Ryan and sister, Lorraine Massie. Mr. Ryan is preceded in death by his brother, Fr. Kellen Ryan and sister, Mae Rose Jordan.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 2345 Coolidge, Troy, Thursday, August 29th at 10:30am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am. Immediately following Mass, a memorial luncheon will be held at Forest Lake Country Club, 1401 Club Drive, Bloomfield Hills.

Memorials appreciated to Alzheimer’s Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, Michigan 48033.


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