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Dr. Thomas J. (Louie)  Ryland
Passed: Saturday December 15, 2018

Dr. Thomas J. (Louie) Ryland, age 67, of Hopwood passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 in his home surround by loving family and friends. He was born August 18, 1951 in Uniontown, PA, the son of the late Donald C. Ryland and his wife Lillian and Marie Durkin Ryland. Louie was a graduate of Laurel Highlands High School with the class 1969 and was a three-year letterman in football, track and a two-year letterman in basketball. Louie continued his education with a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from Penn State University, and later a doctorate in Chiropracting from Palmer College. Louie was very involved and played rugby for Penn State University, Pittsburgh Rugby Club and Palmer Rugby Club. His favorite years were playing alongside his twin brother Terry at Penn State. He was an avid sports fan who especially enjoyed watching his grandsons play sports. Louie loved the Steelers. Left to cherish Louie’s memory are a daughter, Jamie Hoff and husband T.J. of Hopwood; three grandsons, Mason James Hoff, Parker Thomas Hoff and Elijah Jon Hoff; two brothers, his twin, Terry Ryland and wife Julie of State College, PA, Douglas Ryland and wife Janet of Uniontown; a sister, Carole Dempsey and husband Jerry of Wilmington, NC. He leaves behind a longtime special friend Donna Miller of Hopwood and her grandson Devin Miller, who he raised as a son. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA where family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 4 until 7 PM when a service celebrating Louie’s life will be held with Rev. Andy Miles officiating. Interment will be private. The family suggests donation to donations may be made to the Jimmy V. Cancer Research Foundation, 14600 Weston Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513 and would like to thank the staff of UPMC Hileman Cancer Center in Uniontown, especially Dr. Ahmad and Megan, as well as visiting nurses, especially Diane. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at adferguson.com or the funeral home Facebook page

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