Tanya Ryan, 85 years young, and a longtime resident of Skaneateles, was married to Emmett Ryan for 64 years and raised eight children together, passed away on Dec. 18, 2017.
Tanya owned and operated the Hilltop Restaurant in Skaneateles for many years and continued to work there until just months before her passing. Always a smile and joke at the ready, she enjoyed her work there and gained much joy seeing her longtime friends there each day, and making new friends along the way. Always an open heart and giving spirit to all who knew her, she also volunteered her time at Hospice and the food pantry. She was a devoted wife, amazing mother, and a gift to all who met her. She will be missed.
Please join us to celebrate her life from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2018 at the Hilltop Restaurant.
Donations may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes in Auburn, N.Y. or The Food Pantry, Skaneateles.