Auburn- Louis J. Ryan Jr. 88, of Fosterville Rd. passed away Saturday, June 26th at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Louis was a lifetime resident of the Auburn area. He was the son of the late Louis J. Ryan Sr. and Helen (McGrath) Ryan. Louis retired from Bricklayers Union Local #2 with more than fifty years of service. He acted as superintendent for numerous construction companies throughout his career. An avid outdoorsman, Louis enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking care of his farm. He mostly enjoyed the love of his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Patricia M. (Strapach); four daughters: Debra Young (Ron) of Memphis, Patricia L. of Auburn, Mary Pratt (Ron) of Auburn and Betty Ashbarry (Tom) of Memphis; four sons: Louis III (Lynn) of Canastota, Robert (Cindy) of Genoa, John (Kathy) of Conquest and Thomas (Michele) of Auburn; four brothers: Mike of Elbridge, Pat of Scottsdale Az, John of Auburn and Bernard of Port Byron. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was predeceased by an infant son; 5 brothers: David, Paul, Joe, Bill and Kevin Ryan; three sisters: Betty Toia, Sheila Starring and Joan Cheche. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, July 1st at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Church in Auburn, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Judes Children’s Hospital in memory of Louis Ryan would be appreciated.
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