Obituary of Dorothy Mayback Ryan
Voorheesville - Dorothy Mayback Ryan passed away on July 4, 2019 at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy, or Dottie as she was known to many, was born in Batavia, daughter of the late Ellsworth and Francis Mayback. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Harold, her loving husband of 48 years, James J. Ryan, Sr. and her son James J. Ryan, Jr. (Theresa). Dorothy is survived by her children; Michael Ryan (Claudia) of Massachusetts, Mary Farley (Bill) of Binghamton, Anne Hartis (David) of South Carolina, Kathleen Cootware (Donald) of North Carolina, Martin Ryan, and John Ryan (Laura) of Binghamton; her brother Ronald Mayback (Barbara) of Churchville; grandchildren Patrick, Kelly, Nathaniel, Stephanie, Ethan, Shawn, Trevor, Devin, Patrick, Meghann, Kristen, Brittany, Matthew, Cailin, Joshua, Rachel and Rebecca; and 28 great-grandchildren; in addition to many nieces, nephews, and friends too numerous to count.
After completing a degree at Buffalo State University, Dorothy taught in the Theresa and Broadalbin school districts. She married the love of her life with whom she settled in Voorheesville and raised 7 children. Later, Dorothy worked in multiple community medical offices as an office manager. After the loss of her beloved husband, Dorothy was involved in community groups such as the Happy Wanderers and Red Hatters and was a snowbird for years in Bradenton, Fl. Dorothy will be remembered for her love of family, her positive outlook on life, and her quick wit.
The family would like to recognize the caring staff at St. Peter’s with a special thanks to Ann Marie Truppi and Sister Mary Bruce.
Relatives and friends may call on Fri July 12 from 9:30am at St. Matthew's Church, Mountainview Rd., Voorheesville. A Catholic mass will follow at 12pm. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Glenmont. Contributions in memory of Dorothy can be made to St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 301 Hackett Blvd, Albany NY 12208.