Quote BringBackStarr: FOUND AN ANSWER TO MY OWN QUESTION....
John Reid Ryan
Son of Frank Ryan and Delia Reid Ryan Ryan Coleridge Crane, known during childhood as "Little John" Ryan (to differentiate from the senior John "Johnny" Ryan), and later "Johnno" Ryan. He disappeared without explanation at age 10 in 1985, but was re-introduced to the show in August 1986, SORASed to age 19.
FYI----Delia Ryan was OFF CANVAS on Ryans Hope between 1984-1986....Easily explaining another CHILD never before seen or heard of.... ;) 8) 8) 8) 8) ;)
I bet that's the winner of the plot chicken dinner.
Off canvas for quite some time and if nothing was filled in later as a mention for the character, as in "Delia went off to be married to some guy somewhere/Delia went off on a Continental Tour/Delia went off on a cruise in the Caribbean and took up with some hot guy/etc." then yeah, there's your perfect answer.
Glad you pointed that out.