Roger Alan Ryan, 74, passed away at home June 22, 2018. Born in Belfast to the late Raymond and Lorena Ryan, he grew up on the family farm on Ryan Road in Northport and has resided in Belmont for more than 50 years.

Roger was known to be a charitable and caring man. He loved making children smile by teasing with them or by giving a random child he may have seen in a store money to buy themselves a treat. He continued his acts of caring by fostering children in need and by sharing his home with adults with disabilities. He also spent many hours over the years building a four-wheeler trail for all to enjoy.

Roger was predeceased by his parents; his brothers Ronald, Raymond, Richard and Reginald; his sister Harriet and his grandson David.

Surviving are his loving wife of 38 years, Linda (Sawyer) Ryan; his children, who were his everything, Sonny McDonald, Roger Ryan Jr. and his wife Samantha, and Michelle Ryan and her soon-to-be husband Buck MacKay; his grandchildren, Jillian Young, Reid Ryan, Jordyn Kneeland and Colton MacKay; his siblings, Kenneth Ryan, Lorraine Cross, Janis Cobb, Jeanne Ryan and Shirley Hawes; his brother by choice, Walter Kenney; and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 7, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, followed by burial in Pease Yard Cemetery in Belmont.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Riposta Funeral Home. Memories may be shared at ripostafh.com.