Eugene H. Ryer Foundry executive

January 06, 1991

Services for Eugene H. Ryer, a retired vice president and general manager of the Lacy Foundries in Baltimore, were held yesterday in Southbury, Conn.

Mr. Ryer, who moved from Glyndon to Southbury in 1973, died Monday at a hospital in Waterbury, Conn., after a short illness.

He retired from the foundry in 1965. He had gone to work there in 1933 after completing his apprenticeship and working as a journeyman patternmaker elsewhere.

After his retirement, he served in the International Executive Service Corps and advised companies in Mexico and South Korea.

A former president of the Patternmakers League of North America, he was also a founder of the Chesapeake chapter of the American Foundrymen's Association.

A native of Dallas who came to Baltimore as a child with his family, he graduated from the Polytechnic Institute and studied at the old Maryland Institute on Market Place and at the Johns Hopkins University.

He is survived by his wife, the former Catharine Heimiller; three sons, David E. Ryer of Ruxton, Michael P. Ryer of Ridgefield, Conn., and G. Stephen Ryer of Marly le Roi, France; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany.

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