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Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home

500 West Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL

OBITUARY

John "Jack" F. Ryan

May 9, 1953November 3, 2019
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John Francis Ryan, 66, of Greenwood passed away November 3, 2019. He was born May 9, 1953 in Chicago to John "Red" and Patricia (Perry) Ryan. To his close friends and family, he went by Jack. He would greet all who met him with a heartwarming laugh and a true genuine smile. As a young man, Jack attended Woodrow Wilson College, where he studied history. In his free time he explored his talent for photography. Jack had a zest for life and loved to travel, documenting the beauty he saw in images of landscapes, buildings, from every place he went. Jack prided himself on his strong work ethic. He dedicated 37 years to the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier. He was a member of the Mail Carrier's Union 825. Jack was devoted to his children, family, and friends. He enjoyed sports of all variety, especially football and golf.

He is survived by his partner of 25 years, Rita Watling; his children, Nathan Ryan, Garrett Ryan, Erin Ryan, and Jacqueline Ryan; his grandchildren, Nathan Jr., Liam, Ysadora, Edward, Londyn, Luca, Sydney, and Rowan; his brother, Tom (Terry) Ryan.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be a visitation from 11am to 4pm with a funeral service at 1pm on Saturday, November 9 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Interment will be private.

  • FAMILY

  • Rita Watling, Partner
  • Nathan Ryan, Son
  • Garrett Ryan, Son
  • Erin Ryan, Daughter
  • Jacqueline Ryan, Daughter
  • Nathan Jr., Liam, Ysadora, Edward, Londyn, Luca, Sydney, and Rowan, Grandchildren
  • Tom (Terry) Ryan, Brother
  • John "Red" Ryan, Father (deceased)
  • Patricia (Perry) Ryan, Mother (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019

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John "Jack" F. Ryan

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Scott Chesley

November 9, 2019

There is nothing but fond memories when it comes to Jack. He brought his smile and wit to all the gatherings he attended. Many cherished memories from the “Perry” Pre-Thanksgiving feast touch football games to the debates with him on any sports rule interpretation. Jack would always be eager to share his knowledgeable rule based perspective and then throw in unique alternatives that made you step back to laugh and re-think the ruling. Most of all it was joy to have known Jack as a good friend with a contagious smile he was always happy to share.
-Scott Chesley

rob pomeroy

November 7, 2019

I (Rob Pomeroy , Donna's stepson) remember fondly of visiting the Perrys on Thanksgivings and Jack (I remember as Jackie) and many of us playing touch football before the big dinner...I seemed to always get picked to be on Jackie's team...he was such fun. My deepest sympathy to Jack's family and the Perry's for their loss.
Prayers to all of you

Rob & Rose and family...

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