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Bernard Gardiner Ryan, Ed. D

August 10, 1941 ~ January 14, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Bernard Gardiner Ryan, Ed.D., 81, of Terre Haute passed away Saturday January 14, 2023 in Cobblestone Crossings Health Campus. He served for over 23 years at South Orange Maplewood New Jersey School District.  Bernard was a man of many skills.  He loved teaching children and doing random acts of kindness such as pumping gas for people at Sam's Club. Bernard always took pride in what he did.  He was born August 10, 1941 in Cambridge, MA. Bernard is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Muriel (Drake) Ryan; daughters, Diana Berrenter and Sarah Ryan; step-daughter, Helen Williams; step-son, Stan Stevenson; grandsons, Michael Ryan Day and Jonah Aaron Stevenson, who will both miss Bernard terribly; sisters, Elizabeth Farnum and Ginger Ryan and the mother of his children, Barbara Ryan. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy Stevenson Ryan-Day and his parents, Charles and Helen (Gardiner) Ryan. Bernard was an active member of Celebrate Recovery at Mt. Pleasant Church and he and his wife worked with the homeless here in Terre Haute for over 10 years, counseling and directing them. He was beloved by many of his former clients.  Bernard was very active at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and was a member of Methodist Temple and a former Deacon at  Oregon Baptist Church. A Memorial Service will be held for Bernard at Mt. Pleasant Church on Friday, January 27, 2023 beginning at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Mana From Seven, 215 N. 7th St. Terre Haute, IN 47807. Online condolences can be left at www.debaunfuneralhomes.com   

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Memorial Service
Friday
January 27, 2023

4:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Church

Funeral Service
Friday
January 27, 2023

7:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Church

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