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Theodore W. Ryan

March 5, 1955 ~ June 5, 2017 (age 62)

Theodore W. “Ted” Ryan, 62, of Karns City, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017.

Theodore was born in Butler on March 5, 1955.  He was the son of Donald C. Ryan of Karns City.

He was a 1973 graduate of Karns City High School.  In his earlier years, Ted was first employed by Tri-City Speedway.  He was a long time truck driver and a skilled mechanic who worked for many years at the family business, Ryan’s Garage in Haysville.  Most recently Ted was employed at Diehl Automotive in Butler.

Ted enjoyed racing and was a well-known favorite as car #76 racing modifieds at Lernerville and other race tracks in Western PA.  He enjoyed working on cars, watching westerns, especially John Wayne and Zane Grey.  Ted most especially loved the company of his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy.

In addition to his father, Ted is survived by his wife, Karen L. Hobaugh Ryan, whom he married in Karns City on September 16, 1978.  Also surviving is his son, Jared S. Ryan and his wife, Jessica, and his daughter, Koren R. Ryan; two grandchildren, Cayden and Maddisyn Ryan, all of Karns City; three brothers, Larry Ryan and his wife, Sue, of Beaver Falls, Russ Ryan and his wife, Cathy, of Petrolia, Ken Ryan and his wife, Sue, of Karns City; a sister, Janice Hilderbrand and her husband, Larry, of Fenelton, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Ted was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Etheleen “Sis” Hobaugh.

A private family visitation and funeral service officiated by the Rev. Jim Lewis, pastor of the Karns City United Methodist Church was held Thursday morning at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City.  Interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Theodore W. Ryan Memorial, c/o Nextier Bank, PO Box 11, Petrolia, PA 16050.  Condolences may be sent by visiting

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