PLATTSBURGH - Mr. Thomas F. "Skip" Ryan, 81, of Alford Blvd. in Plattsburgh, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at the PH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with his family by his side.
He was born in Plattsburgh on Oct. 10, 1932, the son of the late James and Helen (Clukey) Ryan.
Skip was a Korean War Veteran and retired after 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. He later worked for many years in Alaska for the Highway Department and was also a volunteer fireman until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Ormsby) Ryan, one son and one daughter; three sisters, Mary LaFountain, Patricia Gilman and Barbara Senecal; a half brother, Francis Gumlaw; seven step children; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his extended family at the CVPH Skilled Nursing Facility.
In accordance with Thomas' wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901 (518) 561-3980.
Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com