March 19, 1929 – March 1, 2017
Michael Ryan passed away March 1 at K.C. Hospice House. He was born in Wichita, KS to Joseph and Aurelia Ryan, the second of four sons. He was very proud of his Irish Catholic heritage. He attended St. James grade school and Lillis High School. He then enlisted in the US Navy after which he enrolled at St. Benedictine College. After graduating from there, he received a degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown. While in Washington he pursued acting and decided to make it a career. He then went to New York to study with Stella Adler. He acted in Shakespeare in Central Park and went on to perform on stage and screen. He was in the soap opera “Another World” for 16 years. He was also in the movies, “Body Heat” and Tootsie.”
He was a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity. Michael was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Vickie; brothers, Joe and John Patrick. His is survived by his current wife, Camille Yoder; three sons, Michael Ryan, Christopher Ryan and his wife Kristin and Anthony Ryan; a daughter in law, Patty Ryan; four grandsons and four granddaughters; his brother, Terry Ryan and his wife Amy; a sister in law, Ann Ryan and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 9-10 AM Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Church of the Nativity, Leawood, KS with the Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10AM. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Raytown, MO.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Catholic Charities of NE Kansas, 9720 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212. Michael’s family would like to thank the staff at Stratford Commons and K.C. Hospice for their care, support and concern.
- Visitation Monday, March 6, 2017
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 6, 2017
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March 11, 2017
As an 11 year old I remember Mike playing tackle for Lillis and suffering along with him and the team when they lost to Rockhurst, then later when he was in theater at St. Benedict's and how magnificient he was in the role as the Pope, dressed all in white.
Later my son Tim encountered this good humble man when he was working at a nursing home. He was so impressed with Mike and was telling me about him. I said YES that's my MIKE RYAN
March 9, 2017
To Camille and Family of Michael Ryan,
You have our deepest sympathy in the passing of your beloved Mike.
Gov and Geri Grady
March 4, 2017
Rest in peace Michael. So happy to have many happy memories of good times with you and Camille in sunny Punta Gorda. Condolences to Camille and the Ryan family.