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Ryan Henry Crane passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014 at his home in Stamford, CT. He was 37.

Ryan grew up in Long Valley, NJ and graduated from The Delbarton School in Morristown in 1995, earning recognition as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 1995, New Jersey Defensive Player of the Year in Lacrosse as well as being named to the All-American Lacrosse Team. He graduated from Harvard University in 1999, after which he spent the next 14 years at J.P. Morgan in New York. He was an Executive Director in the Global Equities Group. Ryan was a loving, compassionate man who wished well for everyone he met. He was known as the "Gentle Giant" by his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife Lauren (nee Pizzotti), and son Harry; parents Mary Jo and Lex of Long Valley, NJ; brother Lex of Denver, CO; sister Allison and brother-in-law John Archard of Arvada, CO; parents-in-law Steve and Carol Pizzotti of Reading, MA, brothers- and sisters-in-law David and Heather Pizzotti of Upper Arlington, OH, Stephen and Kristin Pizzotti and Chris and Felicia Pizzotti of Reading, MA, along with five nephews, three nieces and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Family and friends may call on Sunday, February 9th from 3:00PM to 7:00PM at the Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, February 10th at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Riverside, CT. Interment will be held at 1:00PM on Tuesday, February 11th at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Delbarton School (, in memory of Ryan Crane. To leave an online condolence please visit

Ryan Crane, JPMorgan Equities Trading Executive, Dies at 37

By Hugh Son Feb 13, 2014 10:16 AM CT 1 Comment Email

Ryan Crane, a JPMorgan (JPM) Chase & Co. employee who in a 14-year career at the New York-based bank rose to executive director of a unit that trades blocks of stocks for clients, has died. He was 37.

He died on Feb. 3 at his Stamford, Connecticut, home, according to the website of Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home in Greenwich, Connecticut. The cause of death will be determined when a toxicology report is completed in about six weeks, said a spokeswoman for the states chief medical examiner.

Crane started at JPMorgan in equities trading after graduating from Harvard University in 1999, according to his profile on the LinkedIn Corp. website. Following promotions, he worked as an executive director, or a rank above vice president and below managing director, in the banks Americas Program Trading group. Program traders handle transactions in baskets of at least 15 stocks, often for mutual-fund clients seeking to rebalance index-linked portfolios.

Ryan was a beloved colleague who will be dearly missed, Justin Perras, a JPMorgan spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and friends.

Ryan Henry Crane was born on Jan. 8, 1977, to Mary Jo and Lex Crane. He grew up in Long Valley, New Jersey, and in 1995 graduated from the Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey, where he was recognized as Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior and named to the All-American Lacrosse Team.

At Harvard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he earned a letter in lacrosse and a bachelors degree in European history.

He was known as the Gentle Giant by his friends and family, according to the funeral homes death notice.

Survivors include his wife, the former Lauren Pizzotti, and son, Harry. He is also survived by a brother, Lex, of Denver; a sister, Allison, of Arvada, Colorado; and his parents, of Long Valley, according to the funeral home.

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