Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00
Gregory Charles Ryan, born June 10, 1982 in New York City, died on April 28, 2010 after a courageous struggle to overcome medical complications. Until February 2009, Greg lived with his mother and step-father in Sands Point. For the past year, he was a resident of the Salmon House, an independent living house operated by Jawonio, a community resource for children and adults with disabilities and special needs. The house is located in New City, NY, in Rockland County.
Greg is survived by: Catherine Dubois Gutherman, mother and Robert S. Gutherman, stepfather; Thomas J. Ryan, father and Kathleen A. Ryan, stepmother; brother T.J. Ryan; twin sister Kristen Ryan; and maternal grandmother Lucille G. Dubois; as well as three step-brothers: Brian Gutherman, Sean Hurley, and Kevin Hurley and two step-sisters: Amy Gutherman Mazzarisi and Laurie Gutherman Paulson.
Greg graduated from the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson in June of 2001 and, for several years after that, attended classes at SUNY Old Westbury under the auspices of United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County.
The family has established a foundation in Gregory’s honor to provide adaptive equipment that will help special needs children in their daily lives. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to: The Gregory Charles Ryan Charitable Foundation, 17 Cedar Ln.,Sands Point, NY 11050
Arrangements were made by the Fairchild Sons Funeral Home. The funeral took place on May 3 at St. Mary’s RC Church in Manhasset.