Charles C. Ryan “Carl”, 81, of Wilmington passed away peacefully at Wilmington Hospital on Friday, March 2, 2018, surrounded by his family.
The son of the late Marguerite (Boyle) and Charles X. Ryan, Carl was born in Wilmington. After graduating from Wilmington High School (1955), he began a 22 year career as a sheet metal worker. He was an active member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union, where he also served as Secretary. In 1976, Carl joined Delcastle High School as a Sheet Metal Fabrication instructor and moved on to be the Supervisor of Adult Education for the Apprenticeship Training and Trade Extension of New Castle County Vocational Technical School District. Carl served five Delaware governors as a member and chairman of the Governor’s Council on Apprenticeship and Training. He also served on various other commissions and councils.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, William T. Ryan, and his sister, Margaret Lenhoff.
Carl is survived by his wife of 34 years, Betsey F. Corrigan, and their dog, Bailey; his children, Charles B. (Linda Carmichael), Christopher M. (Charlene), Andrew S. (Jill), Jennifer Enslen (Bruce) and Benjamin P. Ryan; 16 grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. He is also survived by his sister, Betty Jane Lehane (Daniel).
Mr. Ryan’s family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to the amazing ICU/SDU nursing staff and doctors at Wilmington Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 9, 2018 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2503 Centerville Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808 at 11:30 AM, where friends may call after 10:00 AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711, or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Delaware Chapter, 100 W 10 St, Suite 1103, Wilmington, DE 19801.