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Jim Ryan, 73, passed away on Dec. 31, 2017 in East Greenbush, N. Y. surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born in Plattsburgh on Jan. 20, 1944, the fourth of five sons of Daniel and Gertrude (Coffey) Ryan. He attended St. John's Academy for grade school and Mount Assumption Institute for high school, graduating in 1962. He went on to receive his bachelor's degree in education from Plattsburgh State and taught at Plattsburgh Middle School before starting his realty company, Ryan Realty, in Plattsburgh. He was a member of the Clinton County Board of Realtors and truly loved the real estate profession. While in Plattsburgh, he was also an active member of the Lions Club. Upon selling his real estate company, he moved to the Albany, N. Y. area and established a real estate company in that area, successfully operating it for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Sara; their four children and spouses, Colleen Franchini and husband Paul of East Greenbush, N. Y., Marykate Wright and husband Garry of Ringwood, N. J., Matthew Ryan and wife Emma of Austin, Texas, and Kevin Ryan and wife Paula of Hightstown, N. J.; as well as nine grandchildren whom he adored. He is also survived by three brothers and their spouses, Thomas and Nancy Ryan of Freehold, N. J., John and Mary Ryan of Staunton, Va., and Kevin and Mary Ryan of Plattsburgh.
Jim was predeceased by his parents; brother, Dan.
At Jim's request, there will be no services. Burial will be in St. Augustine's Cemetery, Peru, New York at a later date.
Published on January 2, 2018
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