Born: April 11, 1931
Died: May 23, 2018
Married: Doris E. Jarvis
Children: Michelle Ryan-Rivers, Michael Kelly Timothy Patrick Ryan, Mitchell M. Ryan, Murphy Richard Ryan
Michael K. Ryan worked as a funeral director in Saranac Lake for over sixty years, having completed his funeral directing apprenticeship at the Keough and Son Funeral Home January 4, 1951. He served in the United States Army's Graves Registration Company in France and Germany and was honorably discharged April 7, 1954. Upon his return to Saranac Lake in 1954 he went to work for the Fortune Funeral Home. In 1991, Keough and Son merged with Fortune, and he worked for the combined firm until his retirement in 2014.
He was a life member of the Saranac Lake Elks Club BPOE 1508 for 62 years, playing in the Elks Friday Night bowling league for 18 years. He was a member of the Saranac Lake Lions Club, VFW and American Legion.