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Saturday November 7th, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Konicek & Collett Funeral Home, LLC
Saturday November 7th, 2020
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Michael F. Ryan

Michael F. Ryan Cohoes - Michael F. Ryan died suddenly on Monday, October 26, 2020. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Geraldine Boswell and Vincent Ryan Sr. and was the beloved husband of the late Karen Jensen Ryan who passed away on October 23rd, 2020. Michael is survived by his siblings: Colleen (Peter) Storrings, Peg Ryan, Tina (Todd) Rorick, Vincent (Marybeth) Ryan and Edward (Karen) Ryan; brother in-law of Cathy (Richard, Jr.) Wark, Kevin (Joanne) Jensen. In addition to his siblings, Michael is survived by niece and nephews Liam Storrings, Stephanie Smith (Dustin), Molly Rorick, Jesse Ryan (Marenah), Kyle Ryan(Jackie), Casey Ryan, the late Alexander Ryan, Sean Ryan, Colin Smith, Kayleigh Ryan, Jaxson Smith, Spencer Ryan, and Christopher Ryan. Michael is also survived by his loving in-laws, Catherine Jensen, Cathy Wark (Rick Jr.), Kevin Jensen (Joanne). Richard "Ricky" Wark-III, Kristopher Wark (Karen's godson), Bethanie Wark, Joyce-Lynn Jensen, Mitchell Jensen, Arielle Ooms, Megan Ooms, Katelyn Ooms, Michael attended Lansingburgh School and worked at various jobs during his life but he found his true happiness in driving a school bus for Durham Bus Co. Michael bonded with his kids on the bus and his kids returned his admiration by calling him Uncle Mike. Michael, while working at Samaritan Hospital as an transportation orderly found his one and only true love, Karen Jensen, and was married on October 9, 1993. Karen and Mike shared a love of animals and had many pets who became their babies. Their home was always filled with laughter and love with their four legged children and the company of Karen’s nieces and nephews who practically grew up in their home. Family and friends are invited to visit with Michael’s family on November 7th, from 1-3pm at the Konicek & Collett Funeral Home, LLC, 1855 12th Avenue, Watervliet. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to the ASPCA or the American Diabetes Association would be deeply appreciated. In addition to his siblings, Michael is survived by niece and nephews Liam Storrings, Stephanie Smith (Dustin), Molly Rorick, Jesse Ryan (Marenah), Kyle Ryan(Jackie), Casey Ryan, the late Alexander Ryan, Sean Ryan, Colin Smith, Kayleigh Ryan, Jaxson Smith, Spencer Ryan, and Christopher Ryan. Michael is also survived by his loving in-laws, Catherine Jensen, Cathy Wark (Rick Jr.), Kevin Jensen (Joanne). Richard "Ricky" Wark-III, Kristopher Wark (Karen's godson), Bethanie Wark, Joyce-Lynn Jensen, Mitchell Jensen, Arielle Ooms, Megan Ooms, Katelyn Ooms,

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Dear Ryan family, I am so very very sorry. I wish you strength and peace. Beth Ryan

Beth Ryan Nov 1 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Ryan family, I am so very very sorry. I wish you strength and peace. Beth Ryan

Beth Ryan Nov 1 2020 12:00 AM

My family has had a loss. My brother has passed away. My family is dealing not just with his loss but the loss of his wife just three days earlier. Tragic yes, but not unexpected; my wifes first words to me after learning of his wifes death were, I dont think Mike will last long without her. This was not a cruel statement, just one of fact. My brother loved his wife with all his heart. Like the song says, how can you mend this broken heart? I was in my classroom when I found out, my wife telling me softly over the phone. I knew before she said the words. That knowledge did not soften the blow. I have been rocked by death before. My brother and I werent thick as thieves. I was three years older in a house full of children. We fought more then we played together and as soon as I turned 18 and I moved away, we grew apart; I was off to the unknown and Mike was finding out life could be difficult. Id hear about his troubles from afar. My father was trying to get Mike on that right path and trying to find him a calling. If I could go back in time I would tell Mike that his calling needed to be a job about caring. He loved his dogs and working with children and I would have steered him in this direction. The next seven years Id only coming home to visit. When I got married and resettled in my hometown it was kids and work and I would see him quickly during family events. I was usually too self-involved with my own little family to really spend any real time with any sibling. They often were the inviter and me the invitee. Mike was like me; had to twist his arm to get him to any event. I carry the guilt of not spending more time with him like around like a stone around my neck. Some souls are not designed for this world. They are the ones that are usually gentle and giving. They struggle with the hard truth that this world is sometimes mean and uncaring. They find unconditional love a need. They sometimes need help to deal with the unrelenting grind of the daily struggle. I write this with a tear in my eye for my brother who was one of those souls. Karen was Mikes guiding light, his reason to face the daily struggle. I think more than anything else her passing just broke his heart. The idea of living without her was too much for him to bear and this I understand. Ive reconnected with Mike these last few years. We, like many emotionally stunted men do, reconnect over our love for certain sports teams; as Mike would say, Go Irish! It was through this reconnecting that I learned that while we had been apart we were still the same. Without our better halves we are both lost. Mike Ryan was born in 1963 to Butch and Gerry Ryan. He was the 5th of 6 born to this loud feisty Irish Catholic family. We fought almost all the time as brothers do. I think this was us showing our love for each other. Being raised Irish-Catholic you have to learn how to read between the lines. I will miss you my brother tell all those who have gone before us that they are remembered and loved.

Vincent Ryan Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Ryan

Vincent Ryan Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

My family has had a loss. My brother has passed away. My family is dealing not just with his loss but the loss of his wife just three days earlier. Tragic yes, but not unexpected; my wifes first words to me after learning of his wifes death were, I dont think Mike will last long without her. This was not a cruel statement, just one of fact. My brother loved his wife with all his heart. Like the song says, how can you mend this broken heart? I was in my classroom when I found out, my wife telling me softly over the phone. I knew before she said the words. That knowledge did not soften the blow. I have been rocked by death before. My brother and I werent thick as thieves. I was three years older in a house full of children. We fought more then we played together and as soon as I turned 18 and I moved away, we grew apart; I was off to the unknown and Mike was finding out life could be difficult. Id hear about his troubles from afar. My father was trying to get Mike on that right path and trying to find him a calling. If I could go back in time I would tell Mike that his calling needed to be a job about caring. He loved his dogs and working with children and I would have steered him in this direction. The next seven years Id only coming home to visit. When I got married and resettled in my hometown it was kids and work and I would see him quickly during family events. I was usually too self-involved with my own little family to really spend any real time with any sibling. They often were the inviter and me the invitee. Mike was like me; had to twist his arm to get him to any event. I carry the guilt of not spending more time with him like around like a stone around my neck. Some souls are not designed for this world. They are the ones that are usually gentle and giving. They struggle with the hard truth that this world is sometimes mean and uncaring. They find unconditional love a need. They sometimes need help to deal with the unrelenting grind of the daily struggle. I write this with a tear in my eye for my brother who was one of those souls. Karen was Mikes guiding light, his reason to face the daily struggle. I think more than anything else her passing just broke his heart. The idea of living without her was too much for him to bear and this I understand. Ive reconnected with Mike these last few years. We, like many emotionally stunted men do, reconnect over our love for certain sports teams; as Mike would say, Go Irish! It was through this reconnecting that I learned that while we had been apart we were still the same. Without our better halves we are both lost. Mike Ryan was born in 1963 to Butch and Gerry Ryan. He was the 5th of 6 born to this loud feisty Irish Catholic family. We fought almost all the time as brothers do. I think this was us showing our love for each other. Being raised Irish-Catholic you have to learn how to read between the lines. I will miss you my brother tell all those who have gone before us that they are remembered and loved.

Vincent Ryan Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Ryan

Vincent Ryan Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

Oh my brother how I will miss you. You couldnt bear to be separated from Karen so you left to go be with her. As much as you will be missed now you are with Karen, the other half of your heart and soul. Rest In Peace together knowing you were very much loved and will be very much missed. Love, Peggy.

Peggy Ryan Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

Oh my brother how I will miss you. You couldnt bear to be separated from Karen so you left to go be with her. As much as you will be missed now you are with Karen, the other half of your heart and soul. Rest In Peace together knowing you were very much loved and will be very much missed. Love, Peggy.

Peggy Ryan Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

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