John Nicholas Ryan of Louisa
John Nicholas Ryan, DMD, 93, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Kentucky. Dr. Ryan was born October 24, 1918 in Louisa, Kentucky, the son of Charles C. and Mary Waldeck Ryan. He was a dentist and former Louisa High School teacher. He was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church (considered to be the oldest living member), and taught Sunday school for more than fifty years. During WWII he was part of the Army Air Corps and was a trained air traffic controller. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1942 and graduated from the University of Louisville College of Dentistry in 1952. He was a long time member of the Kentucky Historical Society, the Kentucky Civil War Round Table, and was a life member of the NRA. He served two terms as Lawrence County Coroner and was President of the Kentucky Coroners Association. He was also a member of the National and International Medical Examiners Association. Surviving are his wife, Valeria Roberts Ryan of Louisa, one son, John Richard Ryan (Norma) of Lexington, Kentucky and one step son Alfred B. Murray (Rose Marie) of Fort Gay, West Virginia, one grandson, Richard Morgan Ryan (Danielle) of Charleston, West Virginia, one granddaughter, Dr. Elaine DeSario (David) of Louisa, Kentucky, one great grandson, Alex DeSario of Louisa, Kentucky one step great grandson, Jacob Young of Charleston, West Virginia and one step great granddaughter, Morgan Young of Charleston West Virginia.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donna Aros officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 4 pm-9 pm. Burial will be in Pinehhill Cemetery in Louisa. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may make a donation to the Louisa United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association