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Senior Director/Owner NJ License No. 3103
Mr. Ryan was born in Orange, New Jersey and in his youth lived in Bloomfield, & Howell Twsp., New Jersey.
Tim is a graduate of Howell High School, Howell, New Jersey. He attended St. Joseph Seminary for Franciscan Friars, O.F. M. Pulaski, Wisconsin and Graduated from The American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, New York, New York.
He started his funeral director career as an intern at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Director’s of Trenton & Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Mr. Ryan than went on to serve the remainder of his internship with his uncle Jack, at the John J. Ryan Home for Funerals, Keansburg, New Jersey.
After receiving his Mortuary Science License, he became the manager of The Colonial Funeral Home in Lavallette, N.J. He served as manager for 10 years and than purchased the funeral home in Lavallette, & another location in Seaside Park, New Jersey from John Cutaio and renamed the firm the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals.
Mr. Ryan’s professional memberships included the National Funeral Directors Association, where he has served on the National Contagious & Infections Disease Committee and the Advocacy Committee. He is also a member and Past President of the New Jersey State Funeral Director Association. Currently he serves as a Trustee of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association. The Monmouth & Ocean Counties Funeral Directors Association. Mr. Ryan is also a member by invitation to The Selected Independent Funeral Homes. The British Institute of Embalmers, The Professional Embalmers Association of Ireland.
Tim is a member of the Board of Trustee’s at Community Medical Center, Toms River, New Jersey and a Trustee at The Garden State Cancer Center, Belleville, New Jersey.
Mr. Ryan served the community of Seaside Park as a Councilman. As a councilman he was chairman of the Water/ Sewer Department. He was also Past President of the Coast Guard Building Restoration Fund Raising Committee. Was a candidate for U.S. Congress in Third Congressional District of New Jersey.
In addition , he in the Boro of Lavallette, New Jersey served on the Mayors Advisory Committee, Environmental Protection Committee, Past President and Director of the Board of Public Assistance, The Lavallette First Aid Squad, as Past Secretary.
He is a member of St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, Bayville and has served the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton as a former member of the Board of Trustees at Morris Hall, Lawrenceville, New Jersey and The Ocean County Board of Catholic Charities. Mr. Ryan also was a former member and Trustee of St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church, Lavallette, New Jersey where he also served as President of The Holy Name Society.
His other memberships include The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division #1, Toms River, New Jersey where he served as President and was honored as Irishman of the Year.
The Rotary Club of Seaside where is served as President. The Ocean County Emerald Society, The Jersey Shore Irish American Club, who also honored him as Irishman of the year. The Jersey Shore Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, where he was honed as Irishman of the year. The Order of The Friendly Son’s of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore. He was invested as a Knight of Merit with Star in The Sacred Constantinian Order of St. George. Mr. Ryan is also a Knight Commander in The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #8413 and the Msgr. John Baldwin Assemble 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Ryan was also recently given the honor of becoming an Affiliate member of the Order of Friars Minor, Assumption Province. Where he was invested with the Habit of the First Order.
He has been named Outstanding Citizen of the Year by District 12 V.F.W. Ocean County, and also the Silver Holiday Post 10185 V.F.W. Recipient of the Humanitarian Award from The National Conference of Christians and Jews. The James E. West Fellowship, from the Jersey Shore Council Boy Scouts of America and the Adolph E. Woolley Award, the highest honor given by The Three River District, Jersey Shore Council, Boy Scouts of America.
He is married to the former Denise Putlock. They live in Sarasota, FL and Lavallette, NJ with their Golden Retriever Brody. His daughter Erin is a graduate of Mercer County Community College in 2013 and currently working at the Funeral Home.
Timothy E. Ryan, Founder, passed away on Wednesday August 7, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
“To me funeral service is not just a career but a Vocation.”- Timothy E. Ryan
Erin Ryan, daughter of Tim Ryan, has been employed at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals for many years. Born in Point Pleasant, NJ, she is a lifelong resident of Seaside Park, NJ where she lived above the funeral home for many years until building her own home in Seaside Park, NJ. Erin graduated from Monsignor Donovan High School in 1994 and from the Mortuary Science Program at Mercer County Community College, Trenton, N.J. and will soon follow in her father’s footsteps. Erin is a member of the Women of the Moose, Ortley Beach, and Trustee on the Ocean County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. She is a Certified Celebrant. Erin continues to live in Seaside Park, NJ with her pup, Gracie.
(Erin is unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals)
Mary Ryan, sister of Tim Ryan, has been Office Manager at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals since 1990. A longtime resident of Lavallette, NJ and Seaside Park, NJ, she formerly lived in Florida, where she graduated from Gulf High School, New Port Richey, FL. She is a member, past treasurer and recording secretary of the Soroptimist International of Toms River, NJ and a member of the Woman of the Moose, Ortley Beach, NJ, Works on the Election Board, Lavallette, NJ, 200 Club of Ocean County and a Member of St. Catharine RC Church, Seaside Park, NJ
Mary has two daughters Amy Basilotto and Krystle Maver and enjoys spending time with her grandsons Blake Edward and Carson Ryan Maver; Wayne Ryan and Jack Edward Basilotto.
(Mary is unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals)
Alice Ryan Santangelo, sister of Tim Ryan, has been an Accounting Executive at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals since September 1999. A longtime resident of Brick, NJ, she formerly lived in Lavallette, NJ and Florida.
Alice is a member of Church of the Visitation, Brick, NJ and the Woman of the Moose, Ortley Beach, NJ and the 200 Club of Ocean County. She also served as Treasurer of the Friends of Tim Ryan Campaign Fund.
She is married to her husband Jerry and has a daughter, Norma and a grandson, Oliver.
(Alice is unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm or conduct funerals)
NJ License No. 4134
Mark L. Sarin, NJ License No. 4134, has been a Funeral Director at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals since January 1993. Born and raised in Holmdel, NJ, he graduated from Holmdel High School in 1985. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Ramapo College, Ramapo, NJ in 1989. He graduated from American Academy McAllister Institute New York City, New York with a degree in Mortuary Science and is a licensed funeral director in New Jersey. Mark is a member of the British Institute of Embalmers, New Jersey State Funeral Director’s Association, Monmouth and Ocean Funeral Director’s Association, Harmony Lodge F & AM Toms River, NJ, 200 Club of Ocean County, the Moose Lodge # 399 Ortley Beach, NJ, and the Emerald Society of Ocean County, NJ.
He is married to his wife Alicia and has four children Lilliana, Patrick, Evelyn Rose and Abigail.
NJ License No. 4250
Thomas W. Renkin, NJ License No. 4250, has been a Funeral Director at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals since January 1998. A lifelong resident of Toms River, NJ, he graduated from Toms River High School East in 1991. He graduated from DeSales University, Center Valley, PA in 1995, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He then received a Certificate in Mortuary Science from Mercer County Community College in 1997 and is a licensed funeral director in New Jersey.
Tom is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River; Toms River Elks Lodge 1875; The Ancient Order of Hibernians: 200 Club of Ocean County.
He is married to his wife Kristin and has twins Keri and Tommy Jr.
Funeral Director NJ Lic. No. 5070
Anthony A. Alvarez, Sr. has been a Funeral Director since 2011, in the industry since 2002 and started at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals in February 2018. Anthony grew up in Ocean County, graduating from Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River, NJ in 1990 and from the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, TX in 2011 and is licensed as a Funeral Director in Texas and New Jersey. He served our country in the US Army and was a police officer before pursuing his career in funeral service. Anthony is a proud father of three daughters and one son. His daughters have careers and live out of the state but his son attends Central Regional Middle School in Bayville, NJ.
Funeral Director NJ Lic. No. 5237
Sophi J. Campbell began her internship at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals in June 2017 and received her funeral director license in February 2019. A longtime resident of Toms River, NJ, she graduated fromToms River High School South in 2013. She went on to graduate from Ocean CountyCommunity College, receiving an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts in 2017. She then received both an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and a Certificate of Proficiency in Mortuary Science from Mercer County Community College in 2018.
NJ License No. 4698 / PA License No. FD014600L – Preneed Director
I joined the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals staff in 2019. What I do is unique, as I get the opportunity to educate and inform the public about the benefits and options of pre-planning funeral and cremation services. I grew up around funeral service, and somehow just seemed right for me to pursue a career helping people.I am a graduate of Penn State University and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and before joining the McGuinness Family, I served families with Etzweiler Funeral Home in York, PA and with McGuinness Funeral Homes in Woodbury and Washington Township, NJ. I have two wonderful and beautiful daughters, Caitlin and Madeline and in my spare time, I enjoy working around the yard and going to the gym. If you would like to make an appointment to pre-plan and arrange a funeral, please feel free to call me for any of our locations at 732-505-1900.
Deanna Vazquez has been an Administrative Assistant at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals since June 2004. A resident of Jackson for some time now, Deanna graduated from Bay Ridge High School and attended Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY. Deanna also attended IBM Technical School in New York. Deanna and her husband have one son, one daughter and one granddaughter.
(Unlicensed and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm, or conduct funerals)
Brody Rafferty Ryan was born on February 22, 2012. He was one of a litter of 9. He came to live with Denise and Tim Ryan in Toms River, NJ in April of 2012. He hit the lottery when his human parents picked him out!
He lives a great dog's life running the Ryan household! He gets lots of walks, swims in the pool often and has many friends. Mom and dad made sure he got the proper education-a private trainer to teach him manners-Canine Good Citizen classes and Therapy Dog School. Monday mornings he goes to work at the hospital to visit and make people smile. He has discovered where all the doggie treats are kept in each department. Not sure who likes visiting more, Brody or his mom! Winters are spent in sunny Florida taking long walks, lunching at outdoor restaurants and hanging with his furry friends at the pool or the doggie beach. He is very handsome, very loved, very spoiled and very lucky!
"Pet therapy dogs cannot be explained, they must be experienced". Kindred Souls