Mr. Christopher James Ryan Sr. died on Saturday, October 28, 2023 in Denville, New Jersey. He was 59 years old.
Visiting will be held at the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ on Saturday, November 4, from noon to 3 p.m.
Born in Newark, he lived in East Orange before moving to Verona, where he grew up. In October 1989 he married his high school sweetheart, Nilda Salgado. In February 1994, Nilda and Christopher welcomed their first and only son Christopher James Ryan Jr. Christopher and Nilda lived in Bloomfield before buying houses in Denville (August 1995) and Succasunna (January 2004) where he resided until his death. Christopher’s hobbies included fishing, playing chess, going down the shore every summer, watching hockey, football, baseball, photography, spending time caring for his dog Khloe and taking his family on vacations.
He graduated from Verona High School in 1982 and became a carpenter with NJ Carpenters Union, Local 251 in 1983. He attended St. Theresa’s Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, of 34 years Nilda Ryan, his son, Christopher Ryan Jr, his mother, Angela Cordasco, his twin brother, Patrick Ryan, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Dennis Ryan and his brother Allan Bernardini.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Eleventh Hour Rescue at ehrdogs.org
Condolences may be left at proutfuneralhome.com.