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Joseph Lee Ryman

November 27, 1938 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 81)


Joseph Lee Ryman 81, a resident of Strasburg, VA passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at his residence after a two year courageous battle with cancer and dementia. 

A graveside service for Mr. Ryman will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Panorama Memorial Gardens with Rev. Sonya Williams-Giersch officiating. 

Mr. Ryman was born in Shenandoah County, VA on November 27, 1938 a son of the late Joseph Milton and Verna May Elbon Ryman.  Mr. Ryman grew up in the Fishers Hill community and was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church before becoming a member at St. Paul Lutheran church.  Mr. Ryman retired from Federal Mogul in Winchester where he was an electrician for 32 years.  He was a loyal member of the Strasburg Moose Lodge 403.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three siblings, Robert M. Ryman, Daniel C. Ryman and Jean M. Bauserman.

Survivors include his loving wife, Dorothy L. Ryman of Strasburg, VA; his children, Karen L. Orndorff (Owen), Kimberly M. Ryman (Chris), William E. Ryman (Kim), and Dennis L. Ryman; his grandchildren, Abbigayle, Brody, Jessica, Courtney and Jordan; his step-grandchildren, Ashley, Nick, Ryan, Evan, and Kaleigh; his great-grandchildren, Addison, Parker, Brandon, Kassidy, Aiden, Brayden, Bristol, Blakeleigh, Leighton;  his sisters, Patsy Himelright, and Susie Drummonds; one brother Michael Ryman along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Dewey Jordan, Floyd Ryman, Jim Fisher, Granville Dellinger, Roger McDonald, and Wayne Hoover.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Smith, Lester Miller, and Wayne Barringer.  

The family will receive friends at Stover Funeral Home on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601 or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 193 W. Washington St., Strasburg, VA 22657.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mr. Ryman. 

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November 9, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stover Funeral Home
177 N. Holliday Street
Strasburg, VA 22657

Graveside Service
November 10, 2020

2:00 PM
Panorama Memorial Gardens

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