On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, surrounded by his family, Paul Ryan, beloved husband and father, passed away at age 69. Married for 50 years to Carmen, nee Cannella, loving father to Michelle (Brian) Backus and Michael Ryan. Proud grandfather to Fallon, Danielle, Miranda, Michael, Adam and Henry. Paul was preceded in death by his father Thomas, his mother Bertha (Babe), brothers Thomas and Steven, and sister Josephine (Leighty).
Paul was born on November 5, 1949 in Chicago, IL to Thomas and Bertha (Letford) Ryan. He married Carmen Cannella on February 1, 1969. Paul was a union carpenter by trade and worked in commercial construction for over 30 years, including owning Ryan Construction. He enjoyed socializing with family and friends, playing golf, and boating on Lake Michigan in his free time. Together with friends, he hosted the Paul Ryan Open for several years to raise funds for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. In recent years, Paul lived with the effects of a stroke from November 2003. He continued to enjoy golf and watched it on TV every day along with his beloved westerns. He and Carmen moved to Indian Head Park in 2016, after being Berwyn residents since 1978. They enjoyed watching the sunsets from their 5th floor balcony. Do-Di-Do 🙂
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10am to 1pm at Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home 10501 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester (2 Blocks west of Mannheim Rd.). Private cremation services to be held.Print Obituary & Condolences