This service is being Livestreamed.
John “Kevin” Ryan, 75, loving husband of Carolyn Doyle Ryan, died peacefully at McCall Hospice House on Friday, October 1, 2021.
Born in Hoboken, NJ, he was the son of the late John Joseph and Mary Irene Dwyer Ryan.
He and his wife, Carolyn were high school sweethearts, marrying at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in Park Ridge, NJ on September 15, 1968.
Mr. Ryan proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and was a store executive with Sears Roebuck & Co.
Mr. Ryan enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and especially loved dancing with his beloved wife of over 50 years. He was passionate about cars, his dogs, Seamus and Duke, and the New York Giants. He was committed to the cause of giving blood to save lives and was the recipient of the two gallon blood donor award from the Carolina Blood Connection.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Kellie Dietz (Douglas), Laura Bowen (Jed), and Susan Nasif (Michael); son, John J. Ryan, III; loved by his nine grandchildren, Ryan Dietz, Eric Dietz, Jared Bowen, Benjamin Bowen, William Bowen, Sarah Nasif, Nathan Nasif, Daniel Ryan, and Noah Ryan; and sisters, Mary Kathleen Ryan, and Patricia Andrews.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the caring health care workers and support staff at Bon Secours St. Francis and McCall Hospice during his recent illness.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. A Rite of Committal will follow for family at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenville, SC at the Sacred Heart Colombarium. The family will receive guests at the home of Kellie and Doug Dietz, 100 Bogie Ct., Taylors, SC 29687 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Family and friends who are unable to attend the service can view the Live Stream by clicking on the “Watch Livestream” button located on the main obituary page.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org. We also encourage you to give blood in his memory to carry on his long standing commitment and dedication to the cause of saving lives.