1929 - 2022
Paul E. Wry 93, devoted husband, father, grandfather, physician, and surgeon passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, October 2, 2022.
Dr. Wry was born in Clifton, NJ on March 18, 1929, the son of the late Dean Anthony Wry, MD and Elizabeth (O’Brien).
He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and Medical Degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1953. After a year of residency in Coral Gables, FL, he became a Captain in the US Army and served at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, TX and Fort Lewis Army Base in Pierce, WA.
He went on to do his Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and then moved to Convent Station, NJ shortly after he started his family practice in Urology in Denville, NJ. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons and American Board of Urology.
After retiring from his private practice, he continued to practice medicine and worked as a county physician for the Department of Medical Services in Morris County. He finally finished his medical career serving as the admitting physician at Sunrise House Treatment Center in Lafayette, NJ and retired at the age of 87.
Dr. Wry married Nancy Ellen Lyden in 1954 and had six children. He is predeceased by his first wife, a daughter Amy Wry Gibbons, and his daughter in law Beverly Wry. He is also predeceased by his second wife Terry Murphy Wry.
He is survived by three remaining daughters: Alesa Wry Marshall (Tim) Brick NJ, Brigid Wry Clifford (Ron) Summit, NJ, Mimi Wry Freymann, (Peter) Jackson, WY, and two sons, Paul Wry Jr. (Pat) Bernardsville, NJ, and Brian Wry, Los Angeles, CA. along with seven grandchildren James, Jonathan, Jeffrey, Monica, Ruby, Liam, and William.
When he wasn’t working he spent time with his family, was a devout Catholic, and loved music, reading and photography. His thirst for knowledge was endless, his humor as wry as his name, and he was forever curious, always wanting to explore the latest technology related gadget.
Furthermore, he enjoyed skiing and playing tennis, but his greatest passion of all was his love for the game of golf. His second home was Rockaway River Country Club in Denville, NJ, where he was one of the longest standing members for over 57 years.
The Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 111 Claremont Rd., Bernardsville, NJ 07924 at 11:00 A.M. Inurnment will be immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge, NJ.