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Michael J. Ryan

June 24, 1968 - November 14, 2018

Michael J. Ryan, 50, of Clearwater, Fla., died on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, Fla., after a brief illness.

He was born on June 24, 1968, in Wheeling, the youngest son of Virginia R. Gosztyla Ryan and the late Charles C. Ryan. He was a 1986 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and a 1990 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting.

He was an accountant for 22 years with William R. DeMers & Company of Hudson, Fla., serving more than 200 clients, and was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park, Fla.

Michael, or “Tweety’’ as he was known to many of his friends, left West Virginia several years ago but retained his love of following the WVU Mountaineers, and was also a devout fan of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and the NFL’s Raiders. He loved action movies, playing golf with his best friend, Joe Uraco, road running, hanging out with friends, and was always regarded as a snappy dresser.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by brothers David C. Ryan and his wife Susan, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Richard P. Ryan and his wife, Lori, of South Charleston, W.Va.; Terrence R. Ryan and his wife, Cindy, of Morgantown, W.Va.; and sisters Janet L. Ryan Morse of Alpine, Calif.; Katherine A. McNeil and her husband, Mickey, of Wheeling; and Susan M. Ryan, of Niles, Mich.

He was also known as “Uncle Mikey,’’ to many in his Florida family, as well as his loving nieces and nephews. Nieces include Anna Morse of Spring Valley, Calif.; Katy McNeil (Brian Davis) of Chicago, Ill.; and Grace and Maddie Lister of Niles, Mich., with Grace being his Goddaughter. Nephews include Dan Ryan of South Charleston, W.Va.; Patrick Ryan of Morgantown; Mark Helmantoler (Claudia Varas) of Santiago, Chile and the late Eric Helmantoler of Lemon Grove, Calif.; Ryan Morse of Spring Valley, Calif.; Ryan McNeil (Brenna Fasko) of Akron, Ohio; and Michael McNeil of Wheeling. Also surviving are grandniece Roslyn McNeil of Akron, Ohio, and grandnephew Marley Helmantoler of Allied Gardens, Calif.

Friends will be received on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove. Liturgy of the word will be celebrated on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11 am at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheeling with Msgr. Joseph Peterson as celebrant . A luncheon will be held immediately following mass at the St. Michael’s Angelus Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wheeling Central Catholic High School through www.TMCFunding.com

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Location:

St. Michael Catholic Church

Wheeling, WV 26003


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