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Michael J. Ryan
June 19, 1964 - February 28, 2018

Michael J. Ryan, 53, residing in Sandusky, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 with his family by his side after a hard fought 7 month battle with lung cancer..

Mike was born on June 19, 1964 in Sandusky, OH to James T. and Margaret C. (Coleman) Ryan.

Mike was a 1982 graduate from Sandusky High School. He was currently a supervisor at the I.A.C. Molding Plant in Huron. and had formerly been at KBI in Sandusky.

Mike was a hard working man who put his family first. He spent much of his spare time coaching in area baseball leagues. Mike never missed one of his children's sporting events. He had a great zest for life and truly was the life of the party at many family functions. Mike always went the extra mile to help people and was considered "Mr. Fix It," working on all his family members cars. His only downfall was that he remained a loyal Browns fan his entire life.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Julie (Holzmiller) Ryan, whom he married on October 14, 1988. He is also survived by his son, Corey (Rachel) Ryan of Sandusky and precious granddaughter, Jaymie Michelle Ryan; daughter, Shelby Rose (Cody Cantley) Ryan of Sandusky; parents, James and Margaret; sister, Christine (Steve) Bradley of Sandusky; brothers, Bob (Bev) Ryan of Huron, Thom Ryan of Ann Arbor, MI and Craig (Michelle) Ryan of Plainfield, IL; mother-in-law, Patricia A. Holzmiller of Sandusky; sister-in-law, Amy (George) Bowers of Huron; brother-in-law, Brian (Wanda) Holzmiller of Sandusky and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Mike is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bill and Maxine Coleman; paternal grandmother, Charlotte Ryan and maternal aunt, Pat Howell.

Friends may call on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave, Sandusky. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. Father Jeff Walker will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.

Those wishing to contribute to Mike's memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Cancer Services of Erie County, 505 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

Previous Events





2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Groff Funeral Homes - Sandusky Chapel

1607 E. Perkins Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

429 Central Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery

2020 Sanford St.
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Memorial Contribution

Stein Hospice Services

1200 Sycamore Line
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Cancer Services of Erie County

505 E. Perkins Ave.
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

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