Ryan, Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick Ryan

July 1, 1940 - July 30, 2015

Robert Patrick "Bob" Ryan, 75, of Woodway, died at his home on Thursday, July 30, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. A 10:00 a.m. recitation of the Holy Rosary, followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. will be held Saturday, August 8, 2015, at St. Jerome's Catholic Church.

Bob was born in West Lafayette, Indiana. The only son of Robert and Alita Ryan, he was educated at Catholic schools in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bob furthered his education at Xavier University in Cincinnati. After owning his own business in Waco for several years, Bob retired as an abstractor from Public Records Corporation of Austin in 2013. Bob enjoyed his final years traveling, attending Baylor sporting events, playing golf (he netted six holes-in-one), spending time with his family, and being an integral part of his church. Bob was an usher, Eucharistic Minister, and founding member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church.

Bob was also dedicated to bettering his community by serving as a volunteer for numerous church outreach groups; his favorite being the food pantry. He also assisted as a volunteer Bingo caller at Quality Care Nursing Home, served as an advocate for the Waco Family Abuse Center, worked as an award-winning organizer at Walk for Life, and dedicated his time and efforts to other Waco-area social awareness organizations.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Rita; and his beloved aunt Genevieve.

He leaves behind his wife of 53-years, the former Mariann Browning; his son, Patrick of Austin; daughter, Katie, along with her husband, Jack, and family, of Copperas Cove and Rogers; and his special sister-in-law and brother-in-law and their family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Jerome's Activity Center building fund.

On behalf of Bob, the Ryan's would like to thank their family and friends, as well as Father Raj, the staff, and parishioners of St. Jerome Catholic Church.

Special gratitude also goes to Texas Oncology, Providence Homecare and Hospice team members, and Dr. Karl Trippe and his extraordinary staff. Your care, love, and respect will always be cherished.

As Bob was so fond of saying, "He who eats the fastest gets the most!" So, sit around the table with those you love, and enjoy.

Arrangements under the guidance of Grace Gardens Funeral Home.

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Randy Greer

My deepest sympathies for the passing of Bob - it was a great pleasure to had him as a freind in this life. What a good guy is the best I can say.


i'm so sorry for your loss. bob was a great man--nobody dared mess with me or bob would put them in their place. he and dick Rutherford were very protective of me. they kept me out of trouble.

hope Dominguez-reese

Ida McSpadden

Thank you for allowing me to care for your loved one. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


Mariann - I am deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He was a wonderful man, great boss and so loved all. I am forever grateful for his friendship and the great times we had at The Depot! You, Patrick and Katie are in my thoughts and prayers and please let me know if there is anything I can do.

Blessings and hugs coming your way.

Love - Pat Breen

les and joan

Our hearts are broken at the loss of our dear friend. May The Lord give you strength and bless you in this time of sorrow. Remember the sunsets and watch them still...he will be there. Les and Joan

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