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James Ralph Dryden

June 12, 1932 January 9, 2019
James Ralph  Dryden
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Obituary for James Ralph Dryden

DRYDEN, James Ralph – age 86, of Hartland, died peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at his home in Hartland, Michigan. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30am Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2099 N. Hacker Rd., Howell with Fr. Francis George celebrant. Interment will follow at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Flint. Visitation will be held on Sunday 1-3pm and 5-7pm at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 W. Silver Lake Rd., Fenton where a rosary service will be held at 7pm. Visitation will also be held 9:30am – 10:30am Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cromaine Library of Hartland. Mr. Dryden was born June 12, 1932 in Flint, the son of Agatha Irene Lang and Arthur Storey Dryden. He married Lydia Anne Kilbourne on November 12, 1955. Mr. Dryden graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1955 with a degree in accounting. He worked for General Motors and EDS as an Information Technology Account Manager until he retired in 1993. He then worked for H&R Block as a tax preparer until the age of 80. He helped to start the girls swim team at Flint Powers High School. He spent hundreds of hours driving and watching his children swim. He loved to play golf, run marathons, play handball and racquetball at the YMCA. James was an avid reader and instilled a love of reading in all his children when he took them to the Flushing library every week to check out books. He was a passionate Notre Dame fan and looked forward to every sporting event. He and Lydia have been members of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church since 1986. Surviving are: six children, Michael Dryden of Groveland, CA, Catherine Dryden (Gerald Brouillette) of Albany, NY, Mary Dryden-Fakir (William El-Fakir) of Bellbrook, OH, Susan Dryden-Hogan of Hartland, MI, Nancy (Carl) Tatsuguchi of Grayslake, IL, Linda Schell of Big Lake, MN; 14 grandchildren, Michael Jay, David (Katie), Amber (Alan), Sarah, Jessica (Matt), James, William, Daniel (Melissa), Margaret, Christopher, Catherine, Nicole, Marie, and Benjamin; one great grandchild, Samuel and one on the way; and many more nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Lydia Anne; parents; and two brothers David and Robert. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituary page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.


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Visitation

Sunday

13

Jan

1:00 PM 1/13/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1/13/2019 3:00:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel

1000 Silver Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430

Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel
1000 Silver Lake Road Fenton 48430 MI
United States

Visitation

Sunday

13

Jan

5:00 PM 1/13/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel

1000 Silver Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430

Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel
1000 Silver Lake Road Fenton 48430 MI
United States

Rosary Service

Sunday

13

Jan

7:00 PM 1/13/2019 7:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 1/13/2019 7:30:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel

1000 Silver Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430

Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel
1000 Silver Lake Road Fenton 48430 MI
United States

Visitation

Monday

14

Jan

9:30 AM 1/14/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/14/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

2099 N. Hacker Road
Howell, MI 48855

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
2099 N. Hacker Road Howell 48855 MI
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

14

Jan

10:30 AM 1/14/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/14/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

2099 N. Hacker Road
Howell, MI 48855

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
2099 N. Hacker Road Howell 48855 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

New Calvary Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

4142 Flushing Road
Flint, MI 48504

4142 Flushing Road Flint 48504 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Cromaine Library of Hartland

3688 Hartland Rd. Hartland, MI 48353
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