Obituaries

Priscilla M. Ryan, political activist

Priscilla M. Ryan, political activist

Priscilla M. Ryan, scion of a Southern Maryland family and co-founder, with her husband, of New York’s Riverside Democratic Club, died Thursday from congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The Elkridge Estates resident was 88.

The daughter of Charles Claggett Marbury, who had been a judge on the Maryland Court of Appeals, and Kathryn Lancaster Marbury, a homemaker, the former Priscilla Marbury was born in Washington and raised on Beacon Hill, her family’s Upper Marlboro farm.

She was a 1946 graduate of Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, then attended Bryn Mawr College for three years before marrying William Fitts Ryan in 1949.

The couple moved to New...

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