Thomas Gerard Ryan, 69, passed away November 8, 2016, after a long illness. He was a native of Jacksonville, served in the US Marine Corps, graduated with an AA from FCCJ, and worked for the past 20 years for Armorshine Floors. Tom was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Past Grand Knight of Bishop Kenny Council 1951, Knights of Columbus and 4th Degree member of Ponce de Leon Assembly. Tommy, as he was called by family and friends, was known for his kindness, generosity, and loyalty, but mostly for his joie du vivre-he loved life and he loved his family. He lived life to the fullest and is remembered as having fully enjoyed the ride. He was loved by his family, extended family, and all of his friends – he never met a stranger. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Richard James Ryan and Rhoda Dunbar Ryan, brothers David Ryan and Chuck Ryan. He is survived by his daughter Chrissy Word and her husband Mike Childs and grandson Ryan Childs, siblings Mary Anne Connor, Donna (Barney) Padgett and Michael Ryan, sister-in-law Betty Ryan and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12th, at Assumption Catholic Church, 2403 Atlantic Blvd. Family will receive friends preceding Mass.