Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 27, 2021.
April 15, 1931 ~ January 23, 2021 (age 89)
Edward F. Ryan of Ellicott City, MD (formerly of Hyattsville, MD).
Born April 15, 1931, beloved husband of the late Anne L. Ryan,
died peacefully in his sleep on January 23, 2021.
Devoted father of William Ryan (Elaine), Joseph Ryan, and Dennis
Ryan (Patricia). Also survived by three loving grandchildren:
Christina DiGiulian, Monica Campion, and Lauren Ryan, and five great grandchildren.
Pre-deceased in death by his sister Mary Dorothy Durkin, and survived by his brother
Michael J. Ryan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A graduate of St. John's Military Academy (1949), Washington, DC, a decorated Korean
War Veteran, and retired employee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Due to COVID, a private service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to The Little Sisters of the Poor, 4200
Harewood Rd NE, Washington DC 20017 or, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4795 Ilchester
Rd, Ellicott City, MD, 21043. Online condolences may be made at