Ryan Henry Crane

January 8, 1977February 3, 2014

Ryan Henry Crane passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014 at his home in Stamford, CT. He was 37. Ryan grew up in Long Valley, NJ and graduated from The Delbarton School in Morristown in 1995, earning recognition as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 1995, New Jersey Defensive Player of the Year in Lacrosse as well as being named to the All-American Lacrosse Team. He graduated from Harvard University in 1999, after which he spent the next 14 years at J.P. Morgan in New York. He was an Executive Director in the Global Equities Group. Ryan was a loving, compassionate man who wished well for everyone he met. He was known as the “Gentle Giant” by his friends and family. He is survived by his wife Lauren (nee Pizzotti), and son Harry; parents Mary Jo and Lex of Long Valley, NJ; brother Lex of Denver, CO; sister Allison and brother-in-law John Archard of Arvada, CO; parents-in-law Steve and Carol Pizzotti of Reading, MA, brothers- and sisters-in-law David and Heather Pizzotti of Upper Arlington, OH, Stephen and Kristin Pizzotti and Chris and Felicia Pizzotti of Reading, MA, along with five nephews, three nieces and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Family and friends may call on Sunday, February 9th from 3:00PM to 7:00PM at the Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, February 10th at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Riverside, CT. Interment will be held at 1:00PM on Tuesday, February 11th at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Delbarton School (, in memory of Ryan Crane. To leave an online condolence please visit


  • Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 10, 2014

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Suzanne Merrill

February 25, 2014

It had been more than 2 decades since I last saw Ryan, but I ran into him and his parents in Long Valley a year or two ago. Although he had reached heights I didn't imagine were possible, that charming, impish smile was exactly the same. I will always remember the way the room suddenly felt warmer and brighter with him in it. Holding all of the Cranes close to my heart ~

Peggy and Bob Ashworth

February 21, 2014

Mary Jo,Lex and family - so truly sorry for your loss of Ryan. We have memories of such a happy young boy and wonderful young man. We hope that these memories will comfort you, eventually. We pray that your faith will help give you strength and comfort.

Marie O'Hara

February 16, 2014

MaryJo & Lex
I am so so sorry to hear of Ryan's passing. Please know you & his family are in our prayers.
Marie O'Hara

February 15, 2014

To our Dearest Lauren, we are so saddened to hear of your loss. You, Harry and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers daily. Hopefully in the days to come you will slowly understand why Ryan had to be taken from this earth. We wish you strength and hope, our deepest sympathies and love, Phil and Dottye

Mike Grundy and family

February 15, 2014

Crane family,
You are in our prayers and we are so sorry for your loss.

jim ryan

February 13, 2014

Dear Crane Family, With our deepest condolences and prayers on your loss. The Ryan's of Springbrook CC. Marilyn Ryan (Tom), Jim, Mark, Nancy and Patrice.

A. Reuben

February 12, 2014

The G_d of all, marks and remembers every hair on your head. Your life, as in all His creation, belongs to Him, and now you can rest behind our Lord's shield. Now be with G_d.

February 12, 2014

Mary Jo,
We are deeply saddened to hear about your son's passing. We will pray for you and your family that God may lead you to find comfort and peace during this difficult time.
- The Klapischak Family, Long Valley

KellyAnn Routhier

February 11, 2014

Dear Crane Family - you are in my thoughts and prayers -

Pat Hummer

February 11, 2014

Mary Jo & family. My sincerest sympathies on such a tragic loss. May God Bless you & give you strength. Peter was in school with Ryan @ St Mary's & Michelle in Lex's class