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Michael Owen Ryan

December 2, 1945 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Michael Ryan Obituary

Michael Owen Ryan, a pillar of the Huron community, passed away on January 6, 2024, at the age of 78. Born on December 2, 1945, in Sandusky, Ohio, he leaves behind a legacy of service, dedication, and passion for education and community involvement.

A proud graduate of Sandusky St. Mary High School and Bowling Green State University, Michael played various crucial roles within the community. He worked at Firelands Winery, owned a bed and breakfast, and actively participated in the YMCA Youth and Government Education and Junior Achievement programs. His true calling, however, was as an American History teacher at Sandusky High School, where he devoted 31 years to educating and inspiring generations of students. Michael's commitment extended beyond the classroom, as he took on roles such as class advisor, Blue Streak football game announcer, drivers' education instructor, and leader in numerous school activities.

A devout member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Huron, Ohio, Michael also served as a representative for the Sandusky Education Association and was a member of both the Ohio Education Association and the Huron Eagles. His involvement in these organizations highlighted his dedication to the betterment of education and community life.

Michael's passions extended beyond his professional life. He enjoyed traveling, walking, was an avid reader, loved creating beach glass artwork, collected political campaign buttons, and took pleasure in making homemade wine. His enthusiasm for sports was evident in his involvement with the Blue Streak football games.

However, what brought him the most joy was spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Michael is survived by his sons, Kerwick M. (Molly) Ryan and Jude D. (Stacey) Ryan; his cherished grandchildren, Saj, Jas, Owen, and Kate; his sister, Ellen Kathleen Roth; as well as his sister-in-law, Joann Missler.

Michael is preceded in death by his wife, Judith Ann (Hildebrand) Ryan; parents, Kerwick J. and Eleanor M. (Conley) Ryan; brothers, Terry and Joseph Ryan; sister, Pat Camella, as well as brothers-in-law, Norbert Roth and Joseph Camella. 

Calling hours to celebrate Michael's life will be held on Friday, January 12, 2024, from 4 to 6:30 PM at Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, 410 Main St., Huron 44839. A Mass in remembrance will take place on January 13, 2024, at 10 AM at St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron. 

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January 12, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Foster Funeral Home & Crematory
410 Main Street
Huron, OH 44839

Funeral Mass
January 13, 2024

10:00 AM
Saint Peter Catholic Church (Huron)


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