May 2, 2009
BURBANK — A bagpiper played somber music as the family of longtime resident Andrew Ryan, a California Highway Patrol Officer who lost his six-year battle with cancer last week, entered St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Wednesday for his last Mass. Ryan, 49, succumbed to cancer April 22, leaving behind his wife, Kathy Ryan, and their six children. “Everybody loved Andy,” his brother Jack Kargodorian said. “You couldn’t help it.” Ryan, a 25-year veteran with the CHP, was also assigned to the governor’s Protective Detail.