PARKVILLE, MD—A longtime Baltimore County Public Schools volunteer who served the Parkville/Carney area has died.
Marilyn Ryan served Carney Elementary School and other Parkville-area schools for more than fifty years.
The Ryans remained fixtures at BCPS schools even after the youngest of their four children graduated from Parkville High School in 1972.
Marilyn would volunteer twice weekly to help organize the Carney Elementary School library.
John & Marilyn Ryan, both Pennsylvania natives, landed in Parkville in 1958 after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, where they had met. He had taken a job working on airplanes, ships, and submarines for Martin Marietta and the U.S. Navy. She was teaching and they were both exploring their new home and raising their four children – Pat, Cindy, Rich, and Laurie – all of whom would go on to graduate from Parkville High. Two – Cindy and Laurie – went on to become BCPS educators.