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Robert James Ryan

June 9, 1944 ~ August 12, 2019 (age 75)

Robert James Ryan, 75, of Royal Oak passed away Monday, August 12, 2019, at his home.

Robert was born in Highland Park, MI on June 9, 1944 to William and Shirley (Black) Ryan. He graduated from Alpena High School in 1959 and retired from CBS in 2006, an outdoor advertising company posting billboards for 25 years in the Metro Detroit area. He married Laurie Jacobs on September 5, 1987. Robert loved woodworking and hunting and being up north with family and wildlife.

Surviving are his wife, Laurie; son, Robert J. Ryan of Cape Coral, FL; daughter, Holly Guilmet of Clinton Twp.; step daughter, Melanie Jacobs of Royal Oak; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; one step grandchild; mother, Shirley Ryan; siblings, William (Margaret of Riverview, FL, Michael (Donna) of Lachine, Roxanne (Tom) Maczik of Reese, Peggy Ryan of Herron; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ryan was preceded in death by his father, William Ryan; sister, Louise Carnavale; and brother, Glenn Ryan.

Memorial visitation will take place at Bannan Funeral Home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the memorial service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Herbert Kitzman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spratt United Methodist Church.

Donations may be made to:

Spratt United Methodist Church
7440 M-65, Lachine MI 49753