Gregory Schaefer Ryan

Published 9:42 pm Friday, June 2, 2017

The Rev. Gregory Schaefer Ryan, 54, passed away May 31, 2017. He was born in Denver, Colo. He served as the former minister of Oakland Christian Church and was actively involved in the community.

Gregory is survived by his wife of 19 years, Theresa Ann Schaefer Ryan; mother, Gloria Cain (Russ); father, Gregory Ryan (Yona); daughters and sons-in-law, Justine Sadwick (Ryan) and Kate Cohen (Cerrone); grandchildren, Aiden, Ethan, Jacob, Eden, Alice, Glory and Emilia; sister and brother-in-law, Karen Fletcher (John); brother, John Ryan; nieces, Callie and Katie Fletcher; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life service will be held Monday, June 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Oakland Christian Church with the Rev. Dr. Edward Davis and the Rev. Wayne Gardner officiating. Friends may join the family for a visitation Sunday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment will be at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk at P.O. Box 1117, Suffolk, VA 23439. Condolences may be registered online at

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