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Geraldine Marie (Patton) Ryan

Geraldine Marie (Patton) Ryan, 72, residing in Sandusky, passed away early Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Firelands Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Geraldine was born August 9, 1941 to the late Warren Harding and Edith May Patton.

Gerry was a loyal wife of 52 years, and loving mother to her children. She will be remembered for her gentle spirit, kindness and the strength and courage she displayed throughout her life. She leaves us with memories of her warm smile and contagious giggle that will echo in our hearts forever. Her life was a simple and selfless one of sharing, love and happiness; something we all hope to learn from her.

Geraldine is survived by her loving husband, Gene Willis Ryan, whom she married on February 17, 1962. She is also survived by her children, Cynthia Maria (Ryan) McAuley, Patricia Ann Ryan, and Timothy Scott Ryan; grandchildren, James Ryan McAuley, Patrick Michael McAuley, Jesselyn Ryan VanBarg, Madison Ryan VanBarg, Michael Koelsch, and Matthew Koelsch; nieces and nephews, Kelli (Bryan) Stidham Jelinger, Scott (Angela) Ryan, Jim (Susan) Ryan, and Barb (Bruce) Ryan; cousins, James Strickler and Barbara Garrett; sister, Sharon M. (Berry) Stidham; sister-in-law; Doreen Ryan.

In addition to her parents, Geraldine is preceded in death by her husband's parents, Harry James and Zona Elizabeth Ryan; brother-in-law, James W. Ryan; niece, Nancy Ryan Conger; nephew, Bruce Ryan and Aunt and Uncle Betty and Bob Strickler.

Friends may be received on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:00 am until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at Holy Angels Catholic Church 428 Tiffin Ave, Sandusky. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.

Those wishing to make contributions in Geraldine's memory may do so to Stein Hospice 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870.

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