Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

October 15, 2012

WILLIAM R. “BILL” RYAN [Eckhart]

ECKHART — William "Bill" R. Ryan, 79, of Eckhart, passed away at home on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.

Born in Eckhart Mines on Aug. 21, 1933, along with six brother and sisters, he was the son of the late Robert and Margaret Ryan.  

William was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War serving as a Corporal at Fort Benning, Ga. He owned and operated with his wife the Ryan's Gulf gas station/market in Eckhart. Retiring from ABL with 29 years of service in 1984, he spent most of his retirement with his grandchildren. William was a member of the Cresaptown Eagles, Frostburg American Legion, Piney Mountain Sportsman Club, Barrelville Outdoor Club, and many other organizations. Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing and sharing stories with friends .

William is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Lou (Rase) Ryan; son, Steven and wife, Julie of Eckhart; grandson, Zachary and wife Tiffany Ryan; great-granddaughter, Fiona; great-grandson, Gavin Ryan of Eckhart; brothers, Charles Ryan and wife, Sandy, Richard Ryan and wife, Kay; sisters, Mildred Knepp, Phyllis Pape and Gin Sween and husband Gary all reside in Eckhart.  Bill leaves behind many nieces and nephews too numerous to mention. William also leaves behind his long time friend, Terry Goldsworthy who has given many prayers and visits throughout the years. Extended thanks to Roberta Shaffer for all her good deeds and support for William and his family.

Friends and family will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.

Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating.

Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.

American Legion Farrady Post 24 will accord military honors at the graveside.

Pallbearers will be Terry Goldsworthy, Billie Joe Diehl, Gary Sween, Randy Rase, Raymond Rase, and Joey Walsh.

In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the Frostburg Ambulance or the Eckhart United Methodist Church.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • JULIA Y. BENNETT JULIA Y. BENNETT [Cumberland]

    CUMBERLAND — Julia Yvonne Bennett (Bone) went to be with her Lord and Savior at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown July 26, 2014.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • H. RUTH HETZ H. RUTH HETZ [Grantsville]

    GRANTSVILLE — H. Ruth Hetz, 90, of Grantsville, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • EILEEN DIFFENDERFER [Preston]

    PRESTON — Eileen Diffenderfer of Preston died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Memorial Hospital in Easton. She was 68 years old.

    July 28, 2014

  • MARK A. FISHER MARK A. FISHER [Cumberland]

    CUMBERLAND — Mark Alexander Fisher, 53, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • JAMES R. “PAPPY” DYCHE III JAMES R. “PAPPY” DYCHE III [Glasgow, Ky.]

    GLASGOW, Ky. — James R. Dyche III, “Pappy,” 72, of Glasgow, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • WALTER L. HILLEGASS [Cumberland]

    CUMBERLAND — Walter Lester Hillegass, 75, of Cumberland, passed away on July 25, 2014, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

    July 27, 2014

  • JAMES C. BAUER JAMES C. BAUER [Cumberland]

    CUMBERLAND — James C. Bauer, 78, of Cumberland, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Helen B. Davis Helen B. Davis [Cumberland]

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • MARGUERITE A. BAKER MARGUERITE A. BAKER [Frostburg]

    Marguerite A. Baker, 91, of Frostburg passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Western Maryland Region Medical Center.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • MARGARET J. (BRAMAN) BOLINGER MARGARET J. (BRAMAN) BOLINGER [Cumberland]

    Mrs. Margaret Josephine (Braman) Bolinger completed her earthly experience on Friday, July 25, 2014, and has returned to be with her heavenly father.
    Born Nov. 10, 1926, in Liberty, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Stanley Braman and Sophia (Heming) Braman.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

Facebook