Vance W. Ryan, 80, lifelong resident of Raymond, NH passed away on January 9, 2019, at the Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood, NH. He was born in Exeter, NH on March 15, 1938, the son of the late William and Hilza (Dickerson) Ryan.
Vance was a graduate of Raymond High School and he served in the National Guard during the 1960s and married Eva Ledoux in 1967. Vance was a custodian at the Raymond High School for many years and he worked his way up to the head of maintenance. He later ran the maintenance dept. at Wheelabrator in Hampton, NH before becoming a mail carrier for the Post Office in Raymond where he worked for 30 years. Vance was former volunteer fireman and policeman in Raymond and also served on the Raymond Ambulance. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on his Jeep and driving it in Raymond's annual parades. He also enjoyed tinkering with old clocks.
Vance is survived by his wife of 50 years, Eva (Ledoux) Ryan of Raymond; his son, Darren Ryan and wife Sandi of Erie, PA; his daughter, Heather Ryan of Raymond; four grandchildren, Ariel, Madison, Rebekka and Jordan; his brother, Michael Ryan of Candia, NH and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 2 Epping St. in Raymond. A memorial service will follow at 6 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Rockingham County Nursing Home Resident's Fund, 117 North Rd., Brentwood, NH 03833.
For more information, please visit brewittfuneralhome.com.