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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Martha(Marty) Ryan



Martha (Marty) Thomas Ryan, 87, of East Second Street, Emporium, passed awayWednesday, July 11, 2012 at ElkRegional MedicalCenter, St. Marys after a brief illness.

She was born July 13, 1924 on Whittimore Hill, just outside ofEmporium, the fourth youngest of 12 children, of Jackson & Clara Thomas.

On May 24, 1947 in Emporium she married Joseph G. Ryan, Jr., who died June 5, 1988.

She was a graduate of Emporium High School and was a veteran of WWII having served as a Paymaster Sergeant in the US Marine Corps.

Marty was employed as a Senior Accountant by Sylvania Electric in Emporium. In addition to working as an Accountant in the private sector, she was both a Supervisory Accountant and a Systems Accountant for the US Navy. For the last 15 years of her working career, she owned and operated Timber Rock Farms on Whittimore Hill, a commercial greenhouse specializing in herbs and dried flowers.

Marty was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium, and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101, the Business Women's Association, and the American Society of Military Comptrollers. As an Army wife, she lived in many areas of the United States and Europe.

She is survived by her son, Fr. Matthew W. Ryan and his wife Barbara of Emporium; three grandchildren, Maggie (Dan) Sensenig of St. Marys, Kaity (Josh)Parslow of Emporium and Mike Ryan of Emporium; one great grandson, Jackson Sensenig at home; one sister, Pauline Bollinger of Emporium, and several niecesand nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters,Elida, Helen, and Beulah and  seven brothers, Bill, Leon,Fennii, Harry, Jackson, Jr., Oliver and Paul.

Visitations with video tribute will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.Friday, July 13, in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church with Fr. Matt Ryan officiating. Interment will be inthe Thomas-Ryan Family Cemeteryon Whittimore Hill where full military honors will be accorded by the CameronCounty Memorial Detail.

An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in theFuneral Home.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cameron CountyAmbulance Service, Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, or Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library

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