Ryan Andrew Harr, 33, Los Angeles, California, formerly of Green Bay, died unexpectedly on April 22, 2021. He was born September 7, 1987, in Gallipolis, Ohio to Kenneth C. and Jill (Roderick) Harr.
Ryan was a vibrant, talented, funny, and kind son, brother, uncle, and friend. His passion for acting and exceptional perseverance defined his career and lead him to many adventures and wonderful friendships. Ryan became interested in theater and the dramatic arts in the eighth grade at Edison Middle School in Green Bay. He went on to act in all of the plays at Preble High School culminating in the starring role of “Nathan Detroit” in Guys and Dolls his senior year. After graduation in 2006, he went on to study theater at the University of Kentucky, graduating in 2011 with a BA in Theater. He was accepted into the two-year program at the prestigious Stella Adler Studio in New York, which he completed in 2013. During his time in school, he acted in various roles including outdoor dramas in Ohio, North Carolina, and New York City. Over the next seven years, he split his time between New York and Los Angeles following his acting dreams and ambitions. He expanded into writing, producing, directing, and acting in short films this past year during the pandemic. Ryan especially loved his nephew and two nieces. His niece Olivia dubbed him “Uncle Candy” and he enjoyed playing with all of them every chance he could. His parents and brothers are extremely proud of him and will always treasure his love and kind spirit.
Ryan is survived by his parents, Ken and Jill Harr; his brothers, Casey Harr (Kimberly Buchan), Orange, CA, Kevin Harr (Jessica DaSilva) Portland, OR; his nieces and nephew, Olivia Harr, Jupiter Harr, and Ellis Harr; and aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John E. and Martha Roderick; his paternal grandparents, Paul T. and Kathy Harr.
Friends may call at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Drive, on Monday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Mark VanderSteeg officiating. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed and can be viewed by going to Proko-Wall Funeral Home’s Facebook page. On-line condolences may be given at www.prokowall.com.
In lieu of flowers, other expressions of sympathy would be appreciated.