Patricia “Pat” Ann Ryan

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPat passed away February 27, 2014 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was born on July 15, 1944 in Elizabeth, NJ, daughter of Leo and Anne Baranowski. She graduated from Battin High School and later Washington Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, DC where she was valedictorian. While in Washington, DC, she met the love of her life, Kerry, whom she remained married to for 49 years. A registered nurse, Pat was “on-call” for all scrapes and bruises in the neighborhood. She was a Girl Scout leader and received the Knights of Columbus St. Anne Award for her service, presented by Archbishop Hunthausen. She was active in her parish with choir, nursing, and social justice and had a particular love of the youth programs. Pat’s involvement in youth activities resulted in her receiving the Catholic Youth Organization’s ‘For God and Youth’ Award. Pat loved camping and the outdoors and was an avid runner and cyclist. Pat is survived by her husband, Kerry and children Kelly Ryan, Kimberly Stege (Tom) and Shannon Giejda (Jan); brother Leo (Nancy); grandchildren Ryan and Alex Stege, Kieren, Jason and Makenna Giejda; brothers-in-law Robert and Ken (Kathy), sister-in-law Karen, many nieces, nephews and friends.Mom-girl

 

Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Madeline Sophie, 4400 130th Place SE, Bellevue, WA 98006. Reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s memory to Special Olympics (specialolympics.org) or the National Down Syndrome Society (ndss.org).

7 Responses to “Patricia “Pat” Ann Ryan”

  • Connie Koziol Hendrzak says:

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of Pat. We shared an uncle in NJ. Pat and I were friends and became nurses as well. The last time I saw Pat was when her mother died.

  • Jenny McGlothern says:

    Surrounding you all in healing love. My heart felt sympathy as you grieve the loss of your beautiful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Blessings of peace.

  • Nancy Miller says:

    I am so sorry…there is no way to prepare for this incredible loss. Having read about her wonderful life it would seem that you can celebrate having this amazing woman in all your lives.

  • Carol, Kay & Wanda says:

    We were so fortunate to have worked with & been friends with Pat. She was one of the finest, intelligent, compassionate & funny ladies we’ve ever known. Our thoughts & prayers go out to the family she loved very much.

  • Teri Sinclair says:

    Dear Ryan family, words can not take away the pain you feel at this time. I do know the great memories of Pat will remain in your hearts forever. Draw on her strong love for all of you daily and it will help you through
    this time of deep sorrow. She is smiling on you all.

  • Teri Sinclair says:

    Dear Ryan family, words can not take away the pain you feel at this time. I do know the great memories of Pat will remain in your hearts forever. Draw on her strong love for all of you daily and it will help you through
    this time of deep sorrow. She is smiling on you all.
    Peace be with you.

  • Meg (Harpham) Frost says:

    I will always remember Pats smile and her constant support and presence in my high school years. She was an every ready and willing to help,love and teach. She was a gift to our community and I am better for knowing her. Much love Ryan family, I wish you peace and a knowledge of how many people’s lives she enriched.

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