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Jane S. Ryan

September 19, 1936 - October 12, 2018


Jane S. Ryan, age 82, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 19, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Jane (Tobin) Sentman. Jane graduated from William Penn High School in 1954 and attended Goldey Beacom College. After raising her family, she worked in the family business, First State Steel Drum alongside her sons. Jane also worked as a secretary with the Delaware State Police for 5 years. Jane served as a team Mom and concession stand coordinator in the Newark National Little League and Capitol Trail Football League. She never missed any of her sons or late husband’s sport activities. She was a loving and caring mom and grandmother to her children and grandchildren and countless others.

In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John V. Ryan, Jr. She is survived by her sons, John V. Ryan III, William Rick Ryan (Dr. Daria Ryan) and Robert S. Ryan; grandchildren, Jay Ryan (Michelle), Mitch Ryan, Austin Bowden and Alexis Ryan; and lifelong best friend, Sandra McCracken.

The Family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the University of Pennsylvania Oncology Department, Dr. Ashley Haggerty, Sara Di Bartolomeo and Janes’ friend and care taker, Alex Taylor.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10:30 am on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will be held privately at New Castle U.M. Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Holloway Terrace Fire Company, attn: Ladies Auxiliary, 700 West Ave., P.O. Box 684, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  • Sorry to have to say good bye to my good school and port a fino friend Jane Lee. We had a great time and she will be greatly missed.

  • The best 4 years I ever experienced were my college years where mrs Ryan would feed me every week. She was the kindest most loving lady I may not have seen or spoken to her in many years but she is always there in my heart. May she Rest In Peace with her dearly departed

  • Jane Lee was beautiful inside and out! Her smile and love for her family was heartwarming! We will miss our dinners, lunches and visits! Keep Jake straight dear angel!

  • I have many memories of Jane and Jake from many years ago. Truly a great woman and loving Mom.
    RIP

  • Our thoughts and prays are with you. The memories are many.

  • Thoughts and prayers to the Ryan family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the Ryan Family in this time of sorrow. Keep all the great memories you have of family times in your hearts.

  • We were very sorry to hear about your great loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • My condolences to the Ryan family. My husband Jim really enjoyed working with your mom. She was very pleasant and always had a smile on her face. Just found out about her passing.