Robert W. "Bob" Ryan

Age 68, passed away February 13, 2015. He was born October 17, 1946, in Lansing, the son of William and Mary Ryan.

Bob received his associate’s degree from LCC and his bachelor’s from Eastern Michigan University. He had a long career with the City of Lansing in the human resources department as a licensed social worker, working as a champion for the disabled. He went to work for United Cerebral Palsy and then started his own company, R&D Disability Consultants. Bob was on the board of the Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, and served as vice-chair of the Michigan Medical Care Advisory Committee, Recipient Rights Committee, Michigan Disability Rights Coalition and the Local Advisory Committee for CATA.

He is survived by his daughter, Shawna (John) Bellamy; brothers, Richard (Kate) Ryan and Steven (Cheri) Ryan; sister, Susan (Jack) Rarick; and his mother, Mary Ryan. He was preceded in death by his father William.

A memorial gathering will be held 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy or Easter Seals.

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Liz Bauer
February 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm

So sorry to learn this sad news. Bob was a wonderful guide and counselor and served on the Board of Directors of Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. during the time I was Executive Director. He was the conscience of the organization and kept us focused on our highest priority: people with disabilities whose rights we were charged to protect and advocate. He will be missed by all.

M. David Burtch
February 27, 2015 at 4:25 pm

To Mary and family – We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you during this time of sorrow. May God comfort you and give you peace in the days ahead — The Burtch family

Suzanne Moore
February 27, 2015 at 5:52 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Bob and calling him a friend. May your cherished memories of Bob bring you comfort and may knowing that he is in God’s loving embrace bring you peace. Rest In Peace my friend.


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