NAUGATUCK — Robert T. “Rob” Ryan, 61, beloved husband of the late Diane (Alanskas) Ryan, died peacefully on April 25, 2019 at his home.
Rob was born on May 10, 1957 in Newark, N.J., a son of the late Robert G. and Regina (Christman) Ryan, and had lived in Naugatuck most of his life. Rob was a graduate of Marist College, where he was named to Who’s Who of American College Graduates. Rob was a former vice president of the Miller Brewing Company and most recently worked as a sales representative for Eder Brothers Distributors.
Rob was a faithful parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church, a member of the B.P.O. Elks, Lodge #967, the Eagles Aerie #640 and the Naugatuck Ancient Order of Hibernians. Rob enjoyed playing basketball and golf, and coaching in the Naugatuck Basketball Association with his brother Tim. Rob loved a good cookout and he especially loved spending time with his family and friends.
Rob is survived by his brothers, Gregory Ryan (Evelyn), Tim Ryan (Michele), Kerry Ryan and Matt Ryan; his nieces, nephews and cousins, and his stepson, Angus MacDonald (Kelly).
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4 p.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck. Calling hours are Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. The Naugatuck Elks will conduct a Ritual Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home and members of the Naugatuck A.O.H. will meet at the funeral home Sunday at 3:45 p.m.
To honor Rob’s memory, contributions can be made to the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708.
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