Arnold L. Ryza 84, of Houston, TX passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013.
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Arnold was born on August 25, 1929 in La Grange, TX to Emil and Mary Jiral Ryza. He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the US Marine Corps. Arnold retired after 39 years of service with Sears. He is preceded in death by his parents and by sister, Marian Ryza.
Survived by his loving wife, Julia Ryza; sister, Adele Wrightson; children, David Ryza and wife Veronica, Karen Reese and husband Paul, Paul Ryza and wife Lynette. Grandchildren, Michelle Ryza, Matthew Ryza, Courtney Womack, Julia Ryza, Rebecca Ryza, Nicholas and Erin Ytuarte, Matthew Ytuarte and Fiance' Heather Massengale, Beth and Landon Womack, Lacey Reese, Jamie and Jon Giles. Great-grandchildren, Guinevere Ryza, Faith Reyes, Addison Womack, Olivia and Grace Giles.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 -8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 with a Rosary at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of Heights Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at All Saints Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Adam S. McClosky celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow at Houston National Cemetery.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 2, 2013