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Paul Francis Ryan

Paul Francis Ryan, retired manager of cost accounting at the University, died Sept. 5 after a short illness. He was 84.

Ryan was born in Detroit on Jan. 29, 1918. He was one of seven children born to Andrew and Edna Burns Ryan. He graduated from the University of Detroit, where he majored in accounting, and subsequently earned his C.P.A. He began work with U-M in April 1959 and retired in Oct. 1985 as the manager of cost reimbursement.

A long-time resident of Ann Arbor, Ryan enjoyed golf, Gilbert and Sullivan musicals at the Mendelssohn Theater, lunches at the North Campus Commons with friends, walks in his Old West Side neighborhood, dinners at the Gandy Dancer and the University community in general. He moved to Phoenix in 1994 where he honed his skills in Scrabble through many games with his sister and nephew.

He is survived by two sisters, Mary of Phoenix and Martha of Boston, and 11 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Joseph, Robert and James, and his sister Jane Marshall. He served in the Navy during World War II.

A memorial service was held at the Thunderbird Retirement Resort on Friday, Sept. 13. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Thunderbird Samaritan Hospice House, 5555 W. Thunderbird, Glendale, Ariz. 85306.

- Submitted by Mary Anne Ryan and Martha Marshall, nieces


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