Dolores M. Ryan, 84, active member of St. Peter Catholic Church, survived by six children

By on September 11, 2019

Dolores M. (Devlin) Ryan, 84, of Manheim, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, made her journey home to the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, after a long and joyous well-lived life.

She will be missed deeply by her loving husband, Richard. Dolores is preceded into Heaven by her parents, Patrick and Josephine Devlin, and her brother, Hugh Devlin.

Richard and Dolores celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in May. They gave their family and many others a wonderful example of true and enduring love in marriage and deep faith in God.

In addition to her husband, Dolores is survived by six children: Richard, husband of Celia, Toms River N.J.; Terry, husband of Pam, Mount Joy; Dolores, wife of Randy Reidenbach, Elizabethtown; Sharon Ryan of Mechanicsburg; Timothy, husband of Becky, Mount Joy; and Sean, husband of Susan, Frystown. The family vine continues on to include 24 grandchildren; a growing number of great-grandchildren; and many cousins, and nieces and nephews.

Dolores was an active and beloved member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Elizabethtown, just like she was in every parish where she was planted. She was also a member of the choir at St. Peter’s and the Deaconate Wives. She and Richard always served together over the years in many parishes and programs of the Harrisburg Diocese, including spirituality, pre-cana and the tribunal.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 11 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 904 Mill Road, Elizabethtown. Interment will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made in her honor to the St Vincent de Paul Society at St. Peter Catholic Church, 904 Mill Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

Memories and condolences may be shared at Arrangements entrusted to Miller-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Elizabethtown.

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