John Keithley “Jack” Ryan of Easton died at Candlelight Cove, Easton on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. 

Born in Baltimore on July 9, 1931, he was the son of the late John Keithley Sr. and Agnes Courtney Ryan. Jack grew up in Baltimore, where he attended St. Dominic Catholic School. He later went to City High School, and after attending school he went to work for the Bendix Corp. for a brief time.

In 1953, he married Margaret Gannon and raised four children.  They eventually settled in Linthicum, Md where they called home.

He took a position with the Pennsylvania Railroad (later Amtrak), where he worked until his retirement in 1989. Following his retirement, he and his wife, the former Margaret Gannon, moved to Seaford until Mrs. Ryan’s death in Nov. 2020.

Mr. Ryan, or Jack as he was known by all, was happiest when all the family was together. In his spare time, he enjoyed his vegetable garden and spending his time “tinkering”. He also liked being on the water crabbing and fishing – teaching his children the love of the water. His greatest memory to the family was his love of dessert buffets and collecting a lot of books.

Mr. Ryan is survived by four children, Deborah Albright (Richard) of West Chester, Pa., Timothy Ryan (Chris) of Pasadena, Md., Karen Beazell (John) of Potomac Falls, Va., and Andrew Ryan of Millington, Md., He is also survived by a cousin, Shirley Stoker of Clairborne, Md., as well as nine grandchildren, Mark, Jennifer, Jason, Ivanna, Nicholas, Kaitlin, Courtney, Olivia, Sam; two great-grandsons, Henry, and Jack; and his beloved companion “Nutmeg.”

A graveside service was held on Thursday, Dec. 16 at the Olivet Cemetery, St. Michaels, Md.

Donations may be made to the Talbot County Humane Society, 7894 Ocean Gateway /P.O. Box 1143, Easton, MD 21601.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Framptom Funeral Home-Ostrowski Chapel, St. Michaels (