B.C. Matthew Ryan

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Battalion Chief Matthew Lancelot Ryan, 53, had a 28-year career with the FDNY, rising through the ranks and being named Battalion Chief in 2000.

He loved hockey, he loved the radio and he loved reading the newspaper. When he went on vacation, he’d never stop delivery and read the whole pile of newspapers upon his return. Sunday nights were his favorite to indulge in all three. His wife remembered that “he could often be found sound asleep, around the predawn hours, the television and radio going full tilt and the newspapers piled up by his recliner.”

Ryan had three grown children: 26, 24 and 19.

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