Matthew J. Ryan, 51, of Goshen, entered into rest Thursday, July 26, 2007 at home.

Mr. Ryan was born December 29, 1955 in New York, N.Y., the son of Vincent Ryan and Donna Rummel Ryan. He was married to Ilona Bogyos "Nona Ryan".

Matthew graduated from Clark University with a bachelors degree and Stony Brook University receiving his masters degree. He was a teacher at East Meadow School District, who was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award from East Meadow School District for the 2004-2005 school year. He was a Special Education Teacher for 24 years. He had wonderful patience with those with special needs. He enjoyed gardening and following sports, he was a lifelong Yankee and Giant fan and a member of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church.

He is survived by his wife, Nona Ryan at home; parents, Vincent and Donna Ryan of Babylon, N.Y.; son, Luke Ryan at home (a senior at Chester High School); stepsons, Preston and Garret Windus of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Sarah Ryan at home (a senior at Boston University); brothers, John and wife, Connie of Brooklyn, N.Y., Timothy and wife, Tina of Toyoko, Japan and Michael and wife, Regina of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sister, Kathleen and husband, Max Felder of New York, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Barbara Lyons and husband, Dave of Goshen, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, July 27 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 from 12-2 p.m. at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church St., Goshen.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, 71 Murray Ave., Goshen.

Contributions in Matthews name, can be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550 or American Center Society, 419 East Main St., Ste. 307B, Middletown, NY 10940.

Arrangements under the direction of the Donovan Funeral Home. To leave a personal condolence or for directions, please visit our website at