Wallace E. Ryan, 96, passed away Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018, in Belfast. He was born the son of Roland W. and Pearl L.(Muchmore) Ryan on March 4, 1922, in Sanford. He was raised by his grandmother Hevietta Muchmore.

After graduating he served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was honorably discharged in 1946. He then went to work for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. He retired from Chase as the vice president of high-risk security loan in 1998 and returned to Maine for retirement.

He is survived by his long-time care giver Denise Mello and her family, all of whom he considered as his own family. Dan Mello, Tim Mello and his wife Melody and their daughters Hailey and Emily, who meant so much to Wally. He also is survived by two nephews, Dr. Dennis Whitehead and Kevin Whitehead of Michigan. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years Loretta (McLaughlin) Ryan in 1999.

Family and friends will gather for visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Young Funeral Home, 31 West Main St., Searsport. In lieu of flowers in keeping with Wally’s love of dogs, memorial contributions in his memory may be make to your local animal shelter.