Our Syracuse funeral home and cremation service was founded in 1938 by Edward J Ryan. When he began, Ed operated out of a home on Whittier Avenue in the Tipperary Hill section of Syracuse, New York.
In 1952, the funeral business was moved to a larger building at 1628 West Genesee Street. His son, Edward F. Ryan, began serving with him in 1968, and his son, Martin J. Ryan in 1976. Edward J. Ryan retired in 1980, and the business has since been owned by his sons.
In 2004 the funeral home moved to its present location, 3180 Bellevue Avenue, a larger, more modern building in order to accommodate funeral service and cremation needs for the 21st century; providing handicap accessibility, larger viewing rooms and more than ample parking.
In 2008 Edward F. Ryan's son, Chad M. Ryan joined the firm as a licensed funeral director and in 2013 his daughter, Jillian A. Ryan started working in the family business. They look forward to continuing to serve their community as they transition to the third generation of a family owned and operated funeral home.
Who We Are
Ed graduated from Simmons Institute of Funeral Services in 1968 and joined the family business becoming a Licensed Funeral Director in 1969. Ed has retired from the day to day operations but is still very active with the funeral home. He is married to his wife, Peg and has three children; Meghan (Chris), Chad and Jill.
Marty graduated from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in 1976, and joined the family business becoming a Licensed Funeral Director in 1977. He is married to his wife, Kristin
Chad graduated from SUNY Canton with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2006. He achieved his Funeral Director's license in 2007 and joined the firm in January 2008 making him the third generation to serve the community.
Jillian graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2008 with a bachelor of science degree in Biology and in 2011 received her master of science degree in Sustainable Urban Development from Malmö University in Malmö Sweden. She joined the firm in 2012, graduated from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in December 2013 and received her license in 2015.