Joan Ryan, 76, of Marblehead, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in Otterbein North Shore.
She was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the daughter of Peter and Mary (Batcha) Boytim. Before her marriage, Joan worked at Nickel Plate Railroad and was a stewardess for American Airlines. While raising her family, she obtained a degree in English from North Illinois University and then worked as a substitute teacher. She was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church.
Surviving are her son, Peter Ryan of Seattle; daughter, Suzanne Patsel of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Michael and Christina Cobb of Roanoke; and brother, Jerome Boytim of Marblehead.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin; and her parents.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, Marblehead, where Panachida services will be at 3 p.m.. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. Monday until services at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Marblehead; the Rev. Basil Hutsko will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church, Stein Hospice, or Otterbein North Shore.
Condolences may be expressed at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.