Regina Ryan

Regina Margaret Ryan

February 2, 1933 - November 1, 2019
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Regina Margaret Ryan died at the age of 86 years old.
February 2, 1933 — November 1, 2019

Regina died of natural causes peacefully and gracefully at home surrounded by her family.
Current residence for 42 years was Temple Hills, Maryland. Previously lived in Cascade,
Maryland; Heidelberg, Germany; Dayton, Ohio; State College, Pennsylvania; Albany,
Georgia; Nellis AFB - Las Vegas, Nevada; Atwater, California; Littleton, Massachusetts; College
Station,Texas; Misawa, Japan; Biloxi, Mississippi; and Bayonne, New Jersey.

Regina was born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey. Her parents were Margaret and Linus
Campbell (both Deceased). Her family and close friends would nickname her Gena.
She was christened at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Bayonne and then her family moved
uptown and joined St. Henry’s Catholic Church. Regina went to St. Henry’s Elementary School
and then graduated from Bayonne High School, class of 1950. After High School, Regina worked at Chase Manhattan until she married. Then when
temporally moving back to Bayonne while waiting for base housing in Japan, she worked for
Maiden Form.

Regina was involved with many community and church organizations including these:

• Active Member of the Air Force Officers’ Wives’ Club for decades all the way up until recent
• Active Member of the Woodberry Garden Club for many years, volunteers who decorate the
Fisher House annually for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter as well as other projects.
• Ran Social Concerns Committee who did outreach to the homeless, people in need and local
nursing homes in the community.
• Involved in Ladies Sodality in parishes where our family lived and served as an officer in
various years.
• Was one of the first couples selected at St. Phillip’s to facilitate the key program called PreCana (Evening With The Engaged).
• Was chosen as one of the first group of Eucharistic Ministers in St. Phillip’s Catholic Church
and served over the years.
*Participated in the World Affairs Class held on the Joint Base
Andrews for the last 20 years.

Regina had a true love for music of all kinds. Her hobbies were gardening, decorating, crafts,
and movies especially Turner Classics and AMC. She loved being a homemaker and mother to
5 children, 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Regina and her husband, John F. Ryan (Deceased) were married at St Henry’s Catholic Church
on December 27, 1952 and were together for 36 years. Regina became a widow at the age of
56 and lived a very active life right up until her illness.

Survived by her children
Son: Timothy Ryan of Los Angeles, California
Daughters: Patricia Spry of Temple Hills Maryland
Joanne Ryan (Deceased)
Regina Ryan of Brooklyn, New York
Noreen Ryan Norberto of Temple Hills, Maryland

Also Survived by her siblings:
Brothers:Joseph Campbell (Deceased)
Linus Campbell of Fredrick, Maryland
Robert Campbell (Deceased)
Sisters: Winifred McGrath of Bayonne, New Jersey
Ann Kozsalka of New Hyde Park, New York

In addition, Regina is survived by her grandchildren: Daniel Spry, Ann Rackey, Christopher
Spry, Christina Norberto and Jacqueline Norberto.
Great grandchildren: Ciara Rackey, Andrew Rackey, Nicholas Rackey, Darius Spry, Dillon Spry,
Christopher Spry Jr., Timothy Spry, Courtney Spry, Aiden Spry and Brendan Spry.

Great-great-grandchildren Rhylan Hamby and Hailey Hamby, as well as extended family and
large community of friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
    St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
    5416 Henderson Way
    camp springs, MD 20746
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 11:30am
    St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
    5416 Henderson Way
    camp springs, MD 20746
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Resurrection Cemetery
    8000 Woodyard Road
    Clinton, MD
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Kristin Sasser & Richard Shadick

Posted at 07:32pm
To the entire Ryan family, Wishing each of you peace, ease from suffering and loss, and beautiful memories of Mrs. Ryan. Wit Tenderness,
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Ted Marbury

Posted at 11:45am
I met Mrs. Ryan , in California. She was visiting her son Tim. I told her I hadn't returned home, she said you must walk your old streets, I did.
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Mathew and Mary Fyie

Posted at 10:08am
Peace, Prayers and Love to all of you,
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Barbara Ann and John

Posted at 06:39pm
With our deepest love and Sympathy.
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Danielle Ertel

Posted at 09:13am
Mrs. Ryan was just an amazing mom! She was so full of personality, spunk, caring and full of love for her beautiful family and their friends. She always welcomed everyone in with open arms. She passed these wonderful traits to her children and they to their children. I spent many days at her home through JR high, high school and college years with Regina, her name sake daughter and my very close friend. I will always have beautiful memories of those years with the Ryan family. My thoughts and prayers are with them now.
Danielle Ertel

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