Jeremiah J Ryall

7 mayo , 19505 marzo , 2018
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Jeremiah John Ryall Jerry was born May 7, 1950 in New York City. He graduated from All Hollows High School in 1968. He served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1969-1971. He joined the New York City Transit Police Department in 1973, where he served for 22 years, eventually retiring as a Captain in 1995. While a police officer he attended John Jay College, and upon retirement he attended CUNY Law School, acquiring a Jurist Doctorate. For 20 years he worked alongside Taylor Walker as a family law attorney. His personal life was as full as his professional one. Jerry was raised in New York City by his mother and father, Jeremiah and Albina Ryall, along with his two siblings, Eileen and Michael. He married Donna Wreckter on September 8th, 1984 in White Plains, New York. Shortly thereafter their first child, Jenna Marie Ryall, was born on November 19th, 1985. 13 months later they welcomed their son, Jeremiah Joseph Ryall, into the world on December 16th, 1986. Their family’s first few years were spent in Kew Gardens, Queens, and in 1989 they moved to Deer Park, New York. In 1994 Jerry and Donna purchased their home on West 15th street in that same town, where he resided up until his death. As a man, he was known for his expert cooking skills and his willingness to share that with those around him. Countless birthday parties, holidays, and family gatherings were catered by Jerry, who you could always find in the kitchen, picking over every little detail to ensure the perfect outcome. He aimed to bring joy to all those around him, not just through the gift of food, but through his various comedic undertakings. There’s a very good chance upon seeing him he had concocted a new nickname, or a new prop, to present you with to bring a smile to your face. He patented more than a few very obscure, yet hilarious, sayings in his day. It was a way for him to show a fondness for those that he knew and he loved. Jerry led a wonderful life where he was surrounded by a community of people that he cherished endlessly. Loving brother to the late Michael Ryall, as well as his sister Eileen and her husband Edward Fichter. Beloved uncle to Lisa Fichter, Theresa and Brandon Green, and Joann and Massimo Piscitelli. Fond Great Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Lastly, a respected neighbor and father figure to many within the community. He will forever be in our hearts and deeply missed by all who know him. For all who care to, a donation may be made in Jerry’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


  • Visitation sábado, 10 de marzo, 2018
  • Visitation sábado, 10 de marzo, 2018
  • Visitation domingo, 11 de marzo, 2018
  • Visitation domingo, 11 de marzo, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial lunes, 12 de marzo, 2018
  • Committal lunes, 12 de marzo, 2018

Jeremiah J Ryall


Deborah Wreckter

12 marzo, 2018 08:27:27

Dear Donna, Jenna, and Jr, Why does it always take a tradgedy to bring families together? I always reached out to Jerry with my legal problems and he always was there. If he couldn’t help, he always directed me to the persons who could. He had so many talents cooking was his number one forte. He was a wonderful father and husband. My thoughts and heart are with you all. I will leave you a message on your house phone with my cell number. I’m a phone call away and here for you if you need to talk, cry or just not be alone. Jerry will be missed by many and now his pain is gone. My love and thoughts are with you all.

Janis Wood

10 marzo, 2018 18:31:01

I'm sending my heartfelt condolences to Jerry's, family. He was a terrific person and will be sorely missed... RIP

Janis Wood

Patricia Giuliano

10 marzo, 2018 17:02:44

My first memory of Jerry and Donna is when I was a little girl 5yrs old on Summer Vacation at Rockaway , my dad's buddy from the city. He always had a great smile and laugh, always fun, he loved to cook on the grill. I hope Jerry is at peace in heaven , grilling up some steaks for the gang up there . God Bless Donna, Jenna and JR with grace and understanding at this sad time .

Lori Newell

10 marzo, 2018 14:25:17

The first and only time I met Jerry was on halloween the day Donna was leaving to go to the city. I got to say trick or treat and pick out of his trick or treat bag. Hahaha i got a bat

Paul Soodoo

10 marzo, 2018 09:50:29

Condolences To The Ryall Family. Praying For Jeremiah's Spirit As He Transitions And Continuous Prayers Covering The Family During This Season

Anthony Lomanto

7 marzo, 2018 16:59:14

The Executive Board and members of the NYC Retired Transit Police Officers Association send our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Ryall family. It is always sad to lose a member of The Transit Family. May Jerry rest in peace.


7 marzo, 2018 12:04:59

My Condolences to the Ryall family. May Jerry "rest in peace"