|Corporal Marc T. Ryan|
Suddenly and Tragically K.I.A, On November 15, 2004. Age 25. Of Gloucester City. This Dedicated Marine Corp Corporal gave his life for his country in Ramadi, Irag he died serving his country with pride and honor.
Loving and Proud son of Former United States Marine Thomas E. Ryan and Linda (nee Sharp). Beloved brother of Christopher D. Ryan (wife Khara) of Gloucester City and Lauren D. Ryan of Haddon Heights. Beloved maternal grandson of the late William J. (Former United States Marine) and Barbara H. Sharp formerly of Gloucester City.
Loving paternal grandson of the late James M. and Ruth Ryan. Dear great-grandson of Delinda Gabriele of Medford, NJ and Margaret Heitz of Sacramento, California. Loving uncle of Laney, Justin and the late Logan T. Ryan. Sweetheart of Cathy Cerminara of PA. Adoring Nephew of Bryan D. and Tammy Sharp. Loving nephew of the late Jack and James Ryan and Rose McDonald. Dear Cousin of Jason, Bill, Jesse Sharp, Brenda, Tracy, James Jr., Colleen, John, Kevin and Brian. Caring Nephew and god-son of Joseph F. Ryan of Woodbury and Diane Hale of Swedesboro. Devoted family friend of Sherry, Lester III, Cody and Marisa.
Marc was born, raised in Gloucester City and was a 1998 graduate of Gloucester City Jr./Sr. High School. He was captain of the Gloucester City High School Football Team, 1997 All South Jersey Football Player, All Tri-County, All Group 2 First Team and received the Larry Pusey Award from Gloucester City High School for Courage. Marc was a weapons specialist for the United States Marine Corps and served our country with pride, honor and courage. He is a hero to all and fought for the freedom of those less fortunate.
Relatives, friends, United States Marines and residents of Gloucester City are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Monday Evening from 5 to 9 pm from Gloucester City Jr./Sr. High School: 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City. On Tuesday afternoon all are invited to a celebration of his life and ecumenical interfaith service at 1 pm directly from Saint Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. There will be no morning viewing for the public. Entombment to follow with full military honors at Harleigh Mausoleum in Camden with his late grandparents.
Family requests that memorial donations be made in Marc’s memory to “Marc T. Ryan Scholarship Fund For Special Needs Students: 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Attn: Mr. Joseph Gorman. Please make checks payable to Marc T. Ryan Scholarship Fund. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through www.mccannhealey.com. Funeral Arrangements and Inquires may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030
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