|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1911|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 2002|
Born in Mechanicsville, New York, he was the son of the late Michael and Ellen Ryan. He married Ann Ward of Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1933. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1933 and a master's degree in Engineer of Mines in 1958.
He served his country in WWI through the Army Corps of Engineers as an Explosive Specialist and as a First Special Services Force paratrooper. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army Reserves holding the rank of First Lieutenant. He also became the patented inventor of the Explosive Knapsack in 1947. He and his wife moved to Blanket, Texas in 1951. Upon retirement he and his wife traveled throughout the world with an Air Stream Caravan.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Ward Ryan of Brownwood, Texas; three sons: Daniel, Jr. and his wife Carol Kirby Ryan of Houston, Ward and his wife Beatriz Ryan of Miami and Pat and his wife Jeffre Ryan of Blanket, Texas; Daughter Ellen and her husband Ed Wasiuta of Lubbock; brother M.P. and his wife Edna Ryan of Darien, CT; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Created by: K. Jacob Ruppert
Record added: Aug 16, 2008
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