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SCHRYER RICHARD D. 70 of Plymouth died August 16th in Onekama, Michigan. He was born on December 22, 1944 in Garden City the son of the late Howard and Jeanette (Bauman) Schryer. A graduate of Plymouth High in l963 he earned his BS from U of M, and MA from Eastern Michigan University. He married Martha Wall at the First Presbyterian Church in Plymouth on December 23, 1966. He was employed as a teacher in Plymouth Schools for 38 years, retiring in 2006. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth he enjoyed bicycling, woodworking, reading, traveling, and gathering with family and friends. Survivors include his wife Martha; son Paul (Julie) Schryer of Farmington Hills, grandchildren Max and Hannah and daughter Laura (Christian) VonAllmen of Nashville, Tennessee and grandchildren Luke and Koen. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at the First Presbyterian Church in Plymouth with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be directed to ALS.

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John Gilles08/18/2015

Growing up as a young boy it was great to know Richard. He and my older brother Brian played football and baseball together. Many fond memories watching him play ball. He was also a very class act. At a passed Memorial parade Dick went out of his way to thank me for my service. I will never forget that thank you. RIP

Catherine Herron08/18/2015

Mr. Schryer was my 7th grade homeroom teacher in 1979. Being the tallest girl in class (and possibly the school) he was always asking me to join the basketball team. I finally said yes. I went to practice for 15 minutes and HATED it. I was a softball player! He laughed and said, "Well, you tried!" He was a respected teacher with a great personality and my two sisters after me would agree! My prayers and condolences to his family! They don't make teachers like him any more!

Beth Clark(Holdsworth)08/18/2015

You will be in my thoughts and prayers. This family is a great family.

Maureen Krause08/18/2015

Martha and Family My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will think of Dick and our times at East Middle School.

Susan Utter Seelye08/18/2015

Dear Martha, I am so sad to hear of Dick's death. My prayers are with you and your family.

Cari Herron-Mengel08/18/2015

I had the privilege of having Mr. Schryer as a teacher and coach at East Middle School. He inspired me to do my best in class and in sports. He will always be my favorite. Prayers and condolences to the Schryer family. Thank you for sharing him with the students of East Middle School.

Dave Edwards08/18/2015

Rich will be remembered as a class act ~ in the classroom and coaching. My thoughts and prayers to his entire family.

Kelly Herron Stroker08/18/2015

I was lucky to have Mr. Schryer as a teacher and basketball coach at East Middle School! I have fond memories of him as a kind, gentle and humorous person who clearly loved what he did! I will keep the entire Schryer family in my thoughts during this time of sadness and hope that your happy memories of him bring you comfort.

Peggy Reel-Humphrey08/18/2015

Martha and Family. We were so sadden to receive the call from Dave about Dick's passing. So many good memories about July 4th Family Reunions flooded my head and all the times we joked about OSU and Michigan. I spoke with mom and I will be bringing her and Aunt Dot up for the service. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Dick!

Kathryn (Vukovich) Zdan08/18/2015

Mr. Schryer was one of my favorite middle school teachers. He was kind and funny and very well-respected. He also managed a classroom-full of pre- and early teens like a champ! I'm lucky to have also known other members of the Schryer family along the way - you are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Sending big hugs to you all.

nancy boltk08/18/2015

So sorry for your loss. I know that Dick has found peace and is looking down on all of you and wrapping you in his arms.

Brooke martin black08/18/2015

I was very lucky to have known Mr Schryer and have him as a teacher at East. He was so kind and such a great teacher. Years after school I would run into him and he would rembee my name and always took the time to stop and catch up. My thoughts at with you all.

Kari Hutton Bradberry08/18/2015

Mr. Schryer was a fun and well respected teacher and coach. I never personally had him, but he did coach my brother and through that relationship he befriended our entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Craig Newton08/18/2015

Such a superb athlete and strong leader. I was fortunate to have played on teams with Dick thru high school. Gay and I are saddened to hear of his passing. May God bless the Schryer family.

Susan Williams08/18/2015

I have fond memories of what a nice man Dick was. Such an asset to the community. And of course I always pictured your family, Martha, in the house on Sheridan where I grew up. My heart goes out to you at this time of your loss.

Thomas Garchow08/19/2015

To Martha, her son Paul and the whole family, we wish to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family on Dick's passing. Our prayers will be with you at this time. Tom Garchow and Luann Ottensman Garchow

Jim Grimmer08/19/2015

My prayers go out to you Marti; to you and your entire family. I can't say anything more about Dick than what they already know. I only wish I had known him better myself. My time with Dick was limited mostly to a football field back in 71, and even then he worked with players other than linemen. I grew up hearing all the stories about what a great athlete he was, and I only wish I could have seen him play in person. What I do remember was that he was the kind of coach that I enjoyed being around, not readily found in that day. He was a kind and caring coach! I pray that God grants you, and the whole family, peace and comfort during these sad times!

Bridget Nichols08/19/2015

Mr. Schryer was one of my favorite middle school teachers. He made each person feel smart and special. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to the family

Ellie Schaumberg08/19/2015

i taught at East as a SE Resource Room teacher beginning in 1995, so I worked with Dick for 11 years. He was such a sweet, gentle man, and I consider it an honor to have known him. May his soul rest in peace and comfort. He deserves it.

Mary Uhl08/19/2015

Dear Martha and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. We remember fondly all the laughs we shared.

alyson rosenbloom08/19/2015

Mr. SHRYER was my favorite teacher in middle school and one of my most favorite teachers and coaches of all time. I had Mr.Shryer for social studies at East Middle School and he was my coach on the basketball team for 7th and 8th grade. His love for teaching and of the subject matter contributed greatly to my decision to get my degree to teach the same subjects 6th-12th grade. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time, he was a great person, teacher and coach and will be missed by all.

Liz Pyzik08/19/2015

Fondly remember Dick from biking days in Plymouth. He and Martha were gracious and helpful My sympathy to his family.

Lynda Collins08/19/2015

I knew Dick from biking in Plymouth a number of years ago I also was surprised to meet him again at East Middle School when I supervised student teachers. There was a Couple of minutes when we didn't recognize each other out of helmet. What a truly nice man. He will be missed

Keri (Jastrzebski) Bol08/19/2015

I had the privilege of having him as a teacher at East Middle School. He was always encouraging and really cared about his students. I am sorry for your loss.

Tom Stribley08/21/2015

Thoughts & prayers go out to the family and friends of Dick.

Tony Bolton08/28/2015

I had Mr. Schryer as my 8th grade History and English teacher at East Middle School. I was also a part of the softball team that he coached that year. He was, by far, my favorite teacher I have ever had. And it was he who helped me discover my love of History. So much so that I went on to major in Social Studies, and minor in English at U of M. I also earned my teaching certificate there as well. I will certainly miss him. He had a profound affect on my life! He was everything a teacher should be.

Thomas McElroy08/30/2015

I played Baseball and Football with Dick when we were in the eigth and nineth grades. He was a great player. I am very sorry to hear that he passed away. Dr. Tom McElroy

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