Ryan Michael Rodgers, age 37, passed away suddenly on July 10, 2018 in South Euclid, OH. He was a beloved son of Jack and Sandra Newman and the late Larry Rodgers. He was a loving father of Sonny (11), Kaitlyn (9), and Kylie (4) Rodgers. Born in Cleveland, OH on January 29, 1981 and raised in South Euclid, Ryan grew to be a kind spirited and hard-working man.
He was a highly successful Green Beret Staff Sergeant in the United States Army, Special Forces and served many tours of overseas duty, earning two Bronze Stars. Ryan is best known for his love of his family, and is best seen in his three beautiful children.
Ryan is survived by his children, his parents, grandmother Geraldine Miller, his sister Megan Zippay (husband, John), his brothers Keith Rodgers (wife, Samantha), Nate Newman, and Noah Newman. He was preceded in death by his father, grandfather Vernon Miller and grandparents Clyde and Olive Rodgers and Sanford and Hilda Newman. He was a cherished uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend to many.
A celebration memorial of Ryan’s life will be held on July 28, 2018 at 11:00am at Bethany Covenant Church, Lyndhurst, OH. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the GoFundMe campaign “Rodgers’ Children College Fund”.