Arnold L. Ryza

August 25, 1929September 30, 2013
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Arnold L. Ryza 84, of Houston, TX passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013. 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.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 2, 2013
  • Rosary Wednesday, October 2, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, October 3, 2013
  • Rite of Committal Thursday, October 3, 2013

Arnold L. Ryza

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Treleta Walker

October 8, 2013

Thanks for your military service and for raising a wonderful daughter

October 4, 2013

To Paul, I just want to extend my thoughts and My prayers to You and Your Family at this Difficult Time. I always remembered Your Family growing up in the Heights and All Saints Parish. May Our God Bless You and Your Family .

Hubert (Ronnie) Pierre

Debbie Seeberger

October 3, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


October 2, 2013

My thoughts are with the family during this very difficult time. My heart goes out to you Julia. I will miss talking to Arnold on his porch. He was always so nice to my little dog and had some great stories to tell.


October 2, 2013

My thoughts are with the family during this very difficult time. I will miss our talks sitting on his front porch. He was always so nice to my little dog.

October 2, 2013

My condolences to the family of Mr. Arnold Ryza. May the God of all comfort provide you with whatever is needed so you can cope with your great loss. Also our loving heavenly Father has promised to remove all causes of death and the heartaches it brings.


October 2, 2013

Valley Detachment #1028. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Rose Rosilier

October 2, 2013


I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jo Ann and Joshua Pridgen

October 2, 2013

David, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.