THOMAS ‘TIMMY’ RYAN, 64 LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND ROCKFORD – Thomas “Timmy” Ryan, 64, of Rockford, a retired Rockford firefighter died Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in his home. Born Dec. 7, 1945, in Chicago, the son of Thomas and Mary (Walsh) Ryan. Hobbies included painting and collecting duck decoys and fishing. Former member of National Rifle Association and YMCA Retired Men’s Club. Survived by wife, Ellen of Rockford; previous wife, Diana of Rockford; children, Shelley (Greg) Carlson of Belvidere and Tom (Tellie) Ryan of Rockford; stepchildren, Kate (Homar) Nieva and Kris (Richard) Antczak of Rockford; grandchildren, Ryan Carlson and Keagan Carlson of Belvidere, and Austin Ryan of Rockford; step-grandchildren, Seth, Noah and Grace Antczak, all of Rockford; father-in-law, Delbert Dauenbaugh; and many brothers from the Rockford Fire Department. Predeceased by parents.