Edward “Teddy” Ryan, known for his philanthropic activities in Bucks County and the surrounding region, has been named Grand Marshal of the 20th annual Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled for March 15.
Ryan is a lifetime member of the VFW John Billington Post 6495 and the American Legion Post 960, where he is also past commander and chaplain. He is a fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, a county officer for the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a member of the Men of Malvern and the Four Chaplains.
In 1997, Ryan was honored by the Bucks County Board of Commissioners for his service to the community, which includes countless visits to local hospitals, nursing homes, and invalids, as well as conducting food drives and holiday parties for the needy. He runs Operation Warmup, which provides home heating oil and food to those in need, and is past president of the Irish American Cultural Society.
And Irish Ball to honor Ryan will be held on March 7 at King’s Caterers, 4010 New Falls Road, Bristol, PA.
For more information on the parade and other Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day events, see our calendar.