Geoffrey John Morgan Ryan

August 2, 1953 - September 20, 2015
Geoffrey John Morgan Ryan


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 www.gofundme.com.

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  • September 24, 2015
    Jason Mehalki says:
    RIP My Friend hope your soul finds rest with peace and loved ones.

  • December 14, 2015
    Dustin Bernard says:
    I miss you Bunkz. Your heart and your soul. Im hoping your heart of gold is following you with Neal Young playing. xoxo db