Dale Ryan, 74, of Westernport died on April 2, 2023 at his residence after a battle with cancer.
Born December 17, 1948 at Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, he was the son of Richard and June (Michaels) Ryan.
Dale was the husband to Kathy (Raines) Ryan; father to Sean Ryan; stepfather to Erin, Michael and Alison Whelan; grandfather to Makayla, Seth, Jacob, Emily, McKenna, Nathan, Kaleb, Mya, and Leah. He is survived by his sister, Mary Beth Bennett and husband, Harry, and their children, Brian and Jason Bennett, and Lauren Pelesky and families; niece, Devan (Ryan) Caldwell and family; mother-in-law, Alma Raines; brother-in-law, Scott Raines and Tammie and family; and many other family and friends.
Dale graduated with the Class of 1967 from Bruce High School. He was once a student at St. Peter’s School in Westernport, along with being a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He was an amazing athlete. In his youth he acted, played basketball and baseball, and had many other hobbies. Dale excelled at what he did, winning many awards and championships. After graduating, Dale was drafted in the Vietnam War, having served with the Marine Corp. After returning home, he worked for Moran’s. Later, he worked for Westvaco and eventually became a foreman for the company. He retired from New Page in 2010. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with friends, investing, and taking care of his grandchildren. Dale also enjoyed an occasional night out, along with his volunteer bartending at the Piedmont Legion. If you received the pleasure of him serving you a drink, you’ve also received the pleasure of his wisdom.
Over the last few years, he became very aware of the precious friendships he made. There are no words to describe the appreciation Dale felt from the cards, calls, messages, and visits from those who meant most to him. Thank you all for being a friend. Semper Fi.
At this time there will be no services, per Dale’s wishes. Dale in the care of Boal Funeral Home, Westernport.