Richard Gregory Ryan

November 21, 1926 ~ September 27, 2021 (age 94)


Richard Gregory Ryan, 94, of Wilmington, DE peacefully passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021.  Born in Wilmington on November 21, 1926, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary “Boo” (McIntyre) Ryan. 

Richard was a veteran of the United States Navy, having honorably served our country in both World War II and the Korean War.  He was employed with the DuPont Company and retired after more than 40 years of dedicated service. 

A devoted family man, Richard deeply loved his wife, sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He enjoyed the company of others, a good joke and laughter.  Richard was a sports fan, and was a two time Delaware State Junior Tennis Champion. 

Richard is survived by his sons, Gregg, Michael and John Ryan; his grandchildren, Sarah Martin, Megan Newton, Erin Marshall, Lizzie Ryan, Gregory Ryan III, Lilianna Ryan and Zoe Ryan; his great grandchildren, Jack, Ben and Daniel Martin, Nate and Noah Newton, Max and Michael Marshall.

He was predeceased by his wife, Joan Marie (Pedrick) Ryan; his sister, Barbara Ryan.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 1900 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington on Tuesday, October 5 from 9:30-10:30AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann Church, Gilpin Avenue and Union Street at 11:00AM.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Richard may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation ( or Disabled American Veterans (

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October 5, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Wilmington
1900 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

Mass of Christian Burial
October 5, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Ann Church
2013 Gilpin Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

Video is available for this event

Private Interment


Parkinson's Foundation
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami FL 33131

Disabled American Veterans
PO Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301

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