James Arthur Ryan, 82, of Como Park, died May 27. He graduated from Cretin High School (1950) and the University of Minnesota.
Jim spent more than 30 years of teaching English and coaching tennis at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, and he finished his career at Visitation High School. He loved listening to music, talking about literature and film, and pontoon drifting on Green Lake.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose Marie (née Mayers); children, Kevin (Jane McManus), Sarah (Wayne) Wood, Philip (Colette), Martha (John) Seal, Ruth (Sean) Sullivan and Edward (Duzdee); 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Maureen Wolter and Br. Kevin Ryan FSC.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 5 at the Church of St. Cecilia, with inurnment at Calvary Cemetery.