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Saturday, October 11, 2014

NC (NWA) Capt. Robert E. Ryan

Belated notification....this is an ALPA reported death that we had not previously been made aware of.  The ALPA issue month shows when the death was reported. 
Below is what information I could find for WWII veteran retired NC (NWA) pilot Capt. Robert E. Ryan. 
Additional information and/or corrections are always appreciated.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN
            Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
 
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  NAME                  STATUS             DIED            ALPA issue
Ryan, Robert E.       Captain           in Sep 2013          Nov-13
 
~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, NC (NWA) Capt. Robert E. Ryan
December 27, 1921 - September 4, 2013
 
Survived by his wife Virginia Sadich Ryan, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
1202 Brookwood Circle , Fulton  KY 42041-7998  ...  (270) 472-2224  Another possible contact would be c/o daughter Rebecca ‘Becky’ Caldwell at
1110 W State Line St.,  Fulton  KY 42041-1100  ...  (270) 472-0702 
 
Captain Ryan’s obituary may still be viewed online at https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2225306&fh_id=10731 
 
Captain Robert E. Ryan age 91, of Fulton died September 4, 2013 at Haws Memorial Nursing Home.
Captain Ryan was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin, TN, a veteran of the U. S. Army Air Corps where he served in World War II and received several medals; Distinguished Flying Cross, Chinese Medal of Honor, Chinese Flying Cross and Air Medal with Clusters. Captain Ryan worked for KLN Airlines as a airline pilot then worked for North Central Airlines from August 1, 1949 until his retirement. He was a resident of this area for the past 14 years.
 
He is survived by his wife Virginia Sadich Ryan whom he married May 29, 1942, one daughter Becky (Buddy) Caldwell of Fulton, KY, two sons Richard Ryan of Brentwood, CA, Ronald (Ricci) Ryan of Crystal Lake, IL, one grandson Warren Caldwell of Fulton, KY.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents Edward and Alice Bernice Connery Ryan and one sister.
 

Funeral mass will be held at 10 am Saturday at St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin, TN with burial to follow in Pleasant View Memorial Gardens. Friends may call the Hornbeak Funeral Home from 5-8 Friday and at the St. Jude Catholic Church Saturday at the service hour.

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