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Sophia J. Ryan, 83, died Friday (Sept. 28, 2001) in Hermitage Assisted Living Facility in Solomons, Md., where she had been a resident for the past two years.

Born Sophia Swider in Perry, she had owned and operated J&M Grill in Perry for more than 50 years, retiring in 1999.

She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Perry.

Her husband, John F., died in 1966.

Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Symanski of Owings, Md.; a son, Edward of Anaheim, Calif.; two sisters, Victoria Ryczek of Huntingtown, Md., and Lillian Fizek of Perry; and one grandchild.

Prayers will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, 98 North Main St., followed at 10:30 by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 71 Leicester St. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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