David Ryerson

David G. Ryerson

1935 - 2021

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Obituary of David G. Ryerson

David G. Ryerson, of Clinton, passed away on December 19, 2021 at the age of 86. He was born on November 15, 1935, in Hartford, CT, the son of Ellen B. and Alvah J. Ryerson. A beloved husband for 60 wonderful years together, David is survived by his wife Katherine, his daughter Andrea (Ryerson) Wolf and husband Mark of Clinton, son Ross Ryerson and wife Gloria of Crossville, TN, his grandchildren Brandon Ryerson and wife Kimberly, Zachary Wolf and Alexandra Wolf, his step grandchildren Brianna Orasco, Haley, Sean and Colin Kells-Murphy, and great-grandchildren Mattis Orasco and Eloise Ryerson, sister-in-law Barbara and her husband Dennis Connolly of Madison, cousin Paul Leppert of Wethersfield, and many nieces and nephews. David was employed as an accountant at Chesebrough-Pond’s in Clinton for 28 years and was a member of Pond’s Quarter Century Club. He later worked at Town & Country Auto in Middletown, and then Benny’s in Old Saybrook when he retired. He graduated from the Morgan School in 1953, and went to Stone’s Business College, in New Haven. Serving in the U.S. Army and a member of the CT National Guard, as a U.S. veteran he toured Pearl Harbor in 1989 to pay his respects. An accomplished tenor saxophone musician, David played with shoreline bands, including the Dan Vece Sr. Ensemble (his favorite) at the Griswold Inn, Elk’s Club, and at many local wedding receptions. Among his many interests, he was an automobile and aviation enthusiast, he enjoyed photography, as well as cultivating and sharing his delicious blueberries and his beautiful red canna bulbs and flowers, many of which can be spotted in the summertime throughout Clinton, as he gave many bulbs away free and was happy share them. He was “Dave of all trades” and could fix/repair almost anything. David was a very kind, generous and humble man who will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David’s memory to the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department-Ambulance Division, and Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT. Funeral services will be privately held. David’s family wishes to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for him. To share a memory of David or send a condolence to his family, please visit: www.rwwfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.

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Funeral services will be privately held by the family.