Brooks, Ryan J. Greece: February 1, 2013 at age 28, after a long battle with Cancer. Ryan is survived by his wife, Cheryl (Cassidy) Brooks; parents, Thomas and Joyce Brooks; brother, Kyle Brooks; grandparents, Katherine Brooks & Al and Esther Fiege; many aunts, uncles and cousins; dear friends. He is predeceased by his grandfather, Robert Brooks and cousin, Robert Stultz. Ryan enjoyed football and is a graduate of Churchville-Chili High School in 2002 and RIT in 2009. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Ryan's family would like to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Korones for his care and support. Friends may call Tuesday, February 5th, 4-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 6th, 10 A.M. in the All Seasons Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford NY 14534 (Please meet the family at the Chapel). Interment will be held privately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cure Childhood Cancer Association CURE Childhood Cancer (CureKidsCancer.com) or First Descents (FirstDescents.org) in his memory.

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  1. Dear Cheryl, Joyce, Thomas, Kyle, and Family:

    We are so very, very sorry; you have our deepest sympathies. We will hold you all in our thoughts and prayers. Please know we are here. Don’t hesitate to call on us. Ryan’s courage and strength will continue to inspire the many lives Ryan positively influenced. I know my life is better for knowing him.

    With love– Rebecca Housel aka ‘Doc H’ and Family

  2. Brad & Fiege Family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the memories of Ryan, someone special can never be forgotten.
    ~Kristin, Ken, Josh & Zach Mooney

  3. Dear Cheryl and family,please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you today.We love you lots.Love Grandma Thomas and JoAnn.

  4. Joyce and family – So sorry to hear of you loss. May your memories help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. May God’s angel wings hold you gently right now- and may you feel his love and comfort surrounding you. God Bless all of youl

  6. We are so very sorry for your loss. May your many wonderful memories of Ryan comfort you at this difficult time.

  7. Dear Joyce and family-

    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear son, Ryan. I hope that you can be comforted by the wonderful memories of him. He was a wonderful man!

    Most sincerely,

  8. Dear Kyle and Mariah, my heart breaks for you and your family. I will light a candle for Ryan tonight, knowing that his memory will live with you, forever! love, Joanna

  9. Hi Tom & Joyce.
    Sorry I cna’t be there to talk to you and express my sympthy. It is a terrible thing when someone that you love pass away. Nothing can make it easier and no one can understand how you feel unless they have gone through it. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Lots of love to you and your Family. Hope to see you in the spring.
    Tom Berl

  10. I am so sorry for your loss Cheryl. It appears that Ryan was a very brave and wonderful person, that was much loved by so many. How wonderful that he always had you by his side, throughout his long battle with such a horrible disease. I am glad that he is at peace now but my heart aches at the thought of such a young life gone. I pray for comfort and peace for you in the coming days and months ahead. God Bless.

  11. Joyce and family-I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time. Becky Kiely

  12. Joyce and Tom, So very sorry for you all. Your hearts have to be completely broken. I hope you and your family will be surrounded by love and support and that happy memories will comfort you.

    With prayers for you all,


  13. Joyce, Tom and all of the Brooks and Fiege Families: Ray and I send you our condolences in the loss of Ryan. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the Lord give you strength to carry on and always have pleasant memories of Ryan. Cheryl, know that all though we may not have met you, that your distant relatives in Cincinnati are thinking of you and realize what a strong woman you must be. We are so glad that you and Ryan got to share a loving marriage though short it was.

  14. To Cheryl and the Brooks family: I send you my condolences and I am extremely sorry for your loss. I had only met Ryan a few times but I thank you guys for being there for my family and I when my grandfather passed away. He seemed to make you very happy and fulfilled. Im sorry again for your loss…be strong because he is in a better place watching over you. Rest in peace Ryan.

  15. To The Brooks Family: I read of your loss, and would like to offer my condolences. I also have lost a member of my family to cancer, and I understand the grief and sorrow that you and your family are feeling at this time. Although words cannot fill the emptiness of your loss, I would like to share with you the promise stated at John 5:28. ‘ All those in the memorial tombs will hear his (JESUS) voice, and come out to a resurrection of life…’ May I assure you, I am not trying to give or change your religion. The pain of loss is felt, regardless of religion. May you be strengthened and comforted by friends and family through this VERY DIFFICULT time.

  16. Tom, Joyce and family, I am sorry to learn of Ryan’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort as he lives on in your hearts.

  17. To all the Brooks family,
    I know there are no words that can sooth the ache in your heart.
    Please know that time is kind and that in time your thoughts of Ryan will bring a smile to your face and keep his place in your heart warm. My thoughts and prayer are with you all.

    Love to you all,

  18. We are so sorry for the loss of Ryan. We hope you can find comfort in God’s promise that soon all suffering and death will end on this earth. Revelation 21:3,4 Be assured that God is also saddened by the loss of Ryan (Ezekiel 18:32) and that He longs to reunit us with our deceased loved ones. John 5:28,29

  19. Dear Tom and Joyce, sincere sorrow at your loss. May you remember Ryan as the strong, good looking man he grew to be. And may he rest in peace.

  20. We are sincerely sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathies, Kyle’s ‘Salena’s family’ donated to the CURE Childhood Cancer Association.

  21. Cheryl,

    You may not remember me but my name is Millee from the treatment center and I will never forget Ryan and you. He always had a positive attitude and a smile on his face no matter how he felt. He was so lucky to have you in his life and I hope you know that. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.I will miss him.

  22. i’m so sorry for your loss. I was a year behind Ryan in school. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ryan had a wonderful personality. Ryan will be greatly missed, but he will never be forgotten. Again im sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.

  23. Cheryl,

    I am so sorry that you lost your precious Ryan. Your story is inspiring on so many levels and demonstrates what true love means. You two were together through it all and you never lost hope. Ryan will continue to be with you. He was an amazing example of quiet strength. He will help you to be strong through this. I am so glad you have Jenee who walked before you in this journey. I am keeping you and the Brooks family in my prayers that you will have peace and comfort at this difficult time.

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