|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1937|
West Rand District Municipality
Gauteng, South Africa
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 2010|
The Arizona Daily Republic, 20 June 2010
Ryan, Patrick John
In loving memory of Dr. Patrick John Ryan,73, who courageously and gracefully fought a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. Pat sadly lost his battle with his family at his side on June 17, 2010, as he went home to be with the Lord peacefully. He was a loving father, grandfather and husband married to his sweetheart Dorothy for 47 years.
He retired Executive Senior Vice President of Phelps Dodge Mining Corporation in 1995 and later started his own mining consultancy firm-Cobre Del Mayo/ Frontera Copper Corporation, which was in operation until the time that he was diagnosed with cancer.
Pat was born on February 11, 1937 in Krugersdorp, South Africa and was a record breaking sprinter; having ran the 100 yards in 9 seconds. He achieved his Ph.D in Geology from WittWatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa. He loved supporting the South African Springbok rugby team, enjoyed going on safari, geologizing, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy and children Jenny, son-in-law Gary, Jacqui, Richard, Rosemary, fiance Russel,Catherine and grandchildren Christopher and Sarah.
Pat touched many lives for the better ,left an outstanding legacy and will live on always in our hearts and memories.
Services will be held on Fri. June 25th at 3 pm at Scottsdale Worship Center, located at 6508 E. Cactus Road in Scottsdale, AZ 85254. In lieu of flowers please make donations to TGen Foundation, One Arizona Center, 400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 850, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602.343.8411.
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Record added: Jun 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54093444
Added: Jan. 9, 2015
Rest in peace. Thanks for your life work in exploration geology and the mining industry. Your leadership has made for a better life for many.|
Added: Jun. 25, 2010