Fr Anthony Ryan was born in New Zealand, and joined the Jesuits in 1958.
He was missioned to Hazaribag, India, in 1963 and spent most of his life serving as a missionary there. Many of his roles were in finance and treasury, providing invaluable support to Jesuit and other Catholic institutions. He was extremely resourceful and regarded as a financial wizard who not only built up the Hazaribag Province but gave much help and advice to other Indian Provinces as well.
The funeral Mass for Fr Anthony Ryan, SJ will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorn on Wednesday 15 June at 10:30 am.
The burial will take place at the Melbourne General Cemetery on Thursday 16 June at 11:00 am.