Joseph Ryan

Joseph Dennis Ryan

Friday, March 22nd, 1946 - Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
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Joseph Dennis Ryan, 74, of Louisville, passed away September 8, 2020 at Baptist Health. He was born March 22, 1946 in Lebanon, KY to the late Joseph Daniel and Florence Elder Ryan.
He worked as a railroad engineer at CSX in Louisville, Tampa, and Charlotte until retirement and proudly served his country in the Army.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Grimes Ryan; a son, Michael Ryan; a daughter, April Donaldson (William); beloved step-sons, Hal Riedling (Kate Kolb), Patrick Riedling (John Aganon); seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; siblings, Mary Lou (Dennis), Ann (Steve), Janice (Tim), Larry (Mary), Jim (Beth), John (Patricia); sister-in-laws, Terry (Fred), Rosie, Martha (Brian), Dotty (Chuck); and a host of adored nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Visitation will be 2:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40205.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.
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    Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
    3331 Taylorsville Rd.
    LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
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Sending you loving thoughts, Ollie, Julian, Sandy & Betsy

Posted at 02:37pm
Patrick, because your step father's light will continue to live within those he touched, the boys wanted to plant a tree in his memory. Sending love
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Patrick Riedling Posted at 10:41am

Thank you so very much. He loved the forest. - Patrick

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