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05/24/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Ryan Gary

Ryan R. Gary
(d. 21 May 2017)

Newport News High School Class of 1965

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.  Ryan Gary, Class of 1965, passed away in Hampton on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the age of 70.

   Brother of Rocky Gary ('64) of VA, Shirley Gary Urso, and Betty Gary Anderson, and of the late Marlena Gary Hoban and   Margie Gary Ballard ('66), he was the brother-in-law of Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA, and of the late  Lanny Midkiff (1962 / 1963).

From the Daily Press - 05/24/17:

               Ryan R. Gary

    HAMPTON, VA. - Ryan R. Gary, 70, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, after a short battle with cancer.

He was a partner in Peninsula Painting for thirty years, and a member of West Hampton Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Virginia Gary, and two sisters, Marlena and Margie.

Ryan loved his cook-outs and yard parties and enjoyed hunting with his friends at the Y-B Hunt Club.

Survivors include his wife, Janice; his brother, Rocky Gary (Betty); two sisters, Shirley Urso and Betty Anderson; four children, Kenny Gary (Kate), Mike Gary (Crissy), Tommy Shively (Teresa), and Donnie Shively (Pam).

Ryan Gary
  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Amber Kelso, Jake and Brooke Gary, Cory and Justin Shively, Brandi Nester, Brittani Johnson; and ten great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6- 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Peninsula Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on May 24, 2017.

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~ B. Jackola, Newport News, Virginia

May 24, 2017

Love you, Uncle Ryan. Many thoughts to all who will be missing him. Love, Jennifer

~ Jennifer Jain, Clifton, Virginia

May 24, 2017

Ryan will be missed deeply by me and my family. All the great memories of his laugh and wonderful smile will be carried with me always. My love and deepest condolences to all his family.
I love you.
Jami Dyess

~ Jami Dyess, Columbus, Ohio

May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017

Janice and family, My heart breaks for each of you. I know that you are hurting and will miss Ryan so much. As we all know, only God can give us the strength to carry on. I pray that He gives you strength, peace, and comfort now and in the days ahead. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. All my love to you.

~ Carla Franklin, Hampton, V

May 24, 2017

Janice, John and I are so sorry to hear of Ryan's passing. We will be praying for you and the family. He will be missed much love to you all. John and JoAnne Stickles.

~ John and JoAnne Stickles, Smithfield, Virginia

May 24, 2017

Janice, We are so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family with peace that only Jesus can bring. Love and Prayers, Fred and Peggy Blevins

~ Fred and Peggy Blevins, Yorktown, Virginia

May 25, 2017

Mrs. Gary, I am so very sorry for your loss. I work with your son, Michael, at NASA for Jacobs and just wanted to let you, Michael, and your family know I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless you all.

~ Eilene Kondysar, Lanexa, Virginia

May 25, 2017

Janice and family, to let you know that thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

~ Glenda Williamson, Hampton, Virginia

May 25, 2017



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May 25, 2017


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Ryan's family and friends at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Whispering Hope

Words and Music by Alice Hawthorne (11 May 1827 - 22 Nov 1902), 1868

"Alice Hawthorne" was really Setimus Winner, one of the most versatile writers of the mid-19th century.
Winner went from the bird calls of "Listen to the Mocking Bird" to the doggerel nonsense
of "Oh, Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" to the gentle and optimistic "Whispering Hope."

Soft as the voice of an angel
Breathing a lesson unheard;
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word.

Wait till the darkness is over,
Wait till the tempest is done;
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
After the shower is gone.

Whispering Hope,
Oh, how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart
in its sorrow rejoice.

"Whispering Hope" midi (Sequenced by Grandpa Schober) and lyrics
courtesy of - 06/20/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06 

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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