• "Greg and Mary, Our sincere sympathy for such a tragic loss...."
    - Barbara Steiner
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    - Dick Miles
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Ryan passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 of a sudden acute illness at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Gaithersburg, MD. Beloved son of Gregory and Mary Bern; grandson of Henry R. Quintero (Marilyn); nephew of Charles R Bern, Dr. Rick Q. Wilson (Mintra), James M. Quintero, Hilary Giffin (Dan) and Cassie Taggart. He is also survived by cousins, Carole, Kevin, Ajna, Sivan, Liam and Lindsey; and many other relatives and friends.
He was born December 12, 1978 in Silver Spring, MD. Graduated from Gonzaga College High School in 1997. Received his BA Degree from Elon University in 2002. Ryan helped run the family business until 2010. He went to work at Darcars Collision Centers in Silver Spring and Rockville, MD. Ryan was an avid local sports fan. He was a caring friend and always left you laughing. Everyone loved Ryan. He will be deeply missed by his many friends, co-workers and family.
A memorial service and Mass will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 10103 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Following the service, a reception will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The burial will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations can be made in Ryan's name to Gonzaga College High School, 19 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
There are two memorial sites on the internet in Ryan's name. The links are:

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