Thursday, September 24, 2015

RIP Geoffrey Ryan

RIP Geoffrey Ryan

Wilmington Star-News
September 24, 2015

Geoffrey John Morgan Ryan, 62 of Wilmington died Sunday, September 20, 2015.

Geoffrey was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius J. Ryan and Kathryn Morgan Ryan of N.Y. and by his wife and soulmate Cheryl Edgar Ryan of Wilmington.

Geoff leaves behind his beautiful daughter Chayne Ashton Ryan of Wilmington, his sister and friend Victoria Ryan Bida, niece Kate Bida and nephew Morgan Bida of Rochester, N.Y.

Geoff was a longtime dedicated member of the Wilmington film community and the L.A. Film community. Geoff’s scope of work ranged from working as an assistant director for “A Bridge Too Far” based on his father’s book to films such as “Last Starfighter;” “Surface;” “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” and many others.

Geoff was also an accomplished songwriter, musician and singer, who was especially fond of Neil Young.

Geoff leaves behind a large film industry family who loved and admired him and he will be truly missed. His kind heart, his smile and his wit will live on in everyone whose life he touched.

Geoff Long May You Run.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 at Screen Gems Studios on North 23rd Street in Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Geoff Ryan Memorial Fund at

RYAN, Geoffrey (Geoffrey John Morgan Ryan)
Born: 8/2/1953, U.S.A.
Died: 9/20/2015, Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.

Geoffrey Ryan’s westerns – location manager:
Guns of Paradise (TV) – 1988-1990
Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (TV) - 1995

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