Edwin James Ryan

June 18, 1933February 1, 2021
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Edwin James Ryan was born on June 18, 1933 and passed away on February 1, 2021 and is under the care of Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery.

Graveside Service & Committal will be held on February 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Olinger Crown Hill, 7777 West 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

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  • Graveside Service & Committal

    Saturday, February 27, 2021



Edwin James Ryan

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Patricia Heath

March 3, 2021

Our widowers group miss Ed's "crotchety old man" act, and his wry humor. He was a lively addition to our group. When he was no longer answering his door or phone, we had no family information to check up on him. We do hope that he - and his family - know that he was not forgotten by us then --- or now.
Ed, you were every bit the "character" you wanted to be! Pat Heath/WMWA

Robert Ryan

February 27, 2021

Ed and I always had a good time when I went to his house and we tried to stay out of trouble while honky tonky around town. He always had a great sense of humor as I did so we got along good.

Roberta Birnbaum

February 25, 2021

Ed will always remain a part of some of our best memories: family times spent celebrating the good things in life.. He was always generous to a fault, had a wicked sense of humor, and was a loyal husband, father, and friend. We will miss him! May the angels welcome him to Paradise!

Bobbie and Fritz

Mary Beer

February 23, 2021

Ed was a member of Widowed Men and Women of America. He enjoyed attending meetings and events. He was proud to tell us that he was from Cooperstown, NY the home of the baseball hall of fame.

Brian Birnbaum

February 22, 2021

Mike, Kelly, John and family: We are sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was a good man. I will always cherish the time spent with your parents, especially Thanksgivings, Christmas Eves and CU football games.

Brian, Carol, Andrew and Meghan

Kim Glenney

February 20, 2021

Sorry to hear about Uncle Ed. This was from a trip to Colorado in 1981.

Julie Ryan

February 20, 2021

Beautiful memories of both Ed and Janet! They went out of their way to show Rod and I a GREAT time when we came to visit! I never laughed so HARD when Ed got down with Andy when he was just 2 and the dog, Buffy and pretended to bark at the dog! Buffy joined in in the "singing!" It was hilarious! I remember that Ed, Janet, Rod and I all had tears rolling down our faces! It was an unforgettable moment! He saw to it that every little detail was checked off when we came to Denver and skied in the Rocky Mountains! Ed and Rod were both good skiers. Me, I was real good at crashing into trees, people and other obstacles. Ed also know of the BEST restaurants in town! He was smart, witty and LOVED to kid me about being a Southerner and Southern stereotypes. He was usually right on the mark! He knew that when the news reporter interviewed a Southerner, they would always have missing teeth, would be wearing a "wife-beater undershirt" would spit on the ground while on camera, and either had a wad of chewing tabbaco juices running out the side of their mouths, or the much more sophisticated, classy Southerners would have a chewed up toothpick hanging out of their teeth. And of course, they would talk using "ain'ts" , use double negatives and other various grammar no-no's. And they always had a cap on, a comb-over and would scratch or "adjust" their private parts on TV. And that was in the first 5 seconds! Ed would howl! And then turn to me and would say something like "Is that one of your relatives?" "Oh, I forgot, You all marry your cousins, right? " I couldn't help but laugh because he had Southerners pegged! Then he would say "you being from Greenville, SC, you all don't act that way. And your grandfather got his engineering degree from Clemson. I thought you could only major in farming or truck driving." Janet would be laughing but she would turn and playfully scold him. "Oh, Ed!" But she was laughing too. He will be missed!

John Ryan

February 14, 2021

Halloween he would show his wacky side!

kelly jeffers

February 14, 2021

the grandkids grew up, and we did too, sort of, missing a few , but this was the last picture we had with a few of us , and Mom (Janet) and Dad (Ed)

kelly jeffers

February 14, 2021

here they visited Germany