John L. Ryan, 51, of Greenfield, and formerly of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, in Hospice Care at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.
John retired as Operations Manager at Indianapolis Fruit in Indianapolis in 2014. A 1982 graduate of North Side High School in Fort Wayne, he attended IPFW, then began his career in the produce industry working for Don May Produce of Fort Wayne, Super Valu Foods in Fort Wayne as manager of its perishable produce operation and Chiquita Brands, where he was director of the ripening operation in Long Beach/Gulfport Mississippi.
Surviving are his wife, Sonia Avila of Indianapolis; son, Christopher of Lafayette; daughter, Amy of Fort Wayne; brothers, Blane (Diane) Ryan of Monroeville and Mark (Cindy) Ryan of Fort Wayne; sister, Anne (Rick) Rice of Fort Wayne and his mother, Alice Ryan of Fort Wayne.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul J. Ryan in 2000.
Memorial service for John is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 2155 Randallia Drive, Fort Wayne. A celebration of life gathering for friends and family will be held at a later date.
John donated his body to the Indiana University Medical School Anatomical Studies program; he will be interred at the Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne at a later date.
Preferred memorials are to the family through the John Ryan Memorial Fund at gofundme.com (https://www.gofundme.com/fagxy978); The Simon Center for Cancer Research at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and the Rex A. Pasko Hospice Endowment through the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation in Greenfield, Ind.