Bryan Riga

Bryan Riga

Saturday, May 26th, 1990 Friday, February 1st, 2019

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Obituary for Bryan Riga

On Friday, February 1, 2019, Bryan Donald Riga, beloved brother, son, nephew, uncle, and grandson, passed away suddenly at the age of 28 years old.

Bryan was born on May 26, 1990 in White Plains, New York. Bryan had a big heart and a knack for making everybody laugh. His charisma lit up a room, as did his beautiful smile, punctuated by his trademark dimple. After graduating from Hillcrest High School with honors, he worked in the restaurant industry as a talented cook and kitchen manager. He took great pride in his craft, and especially loved cooking for his friends and family.

He is survived by his mother, Debra Gardner Riga and father, Donald Riga; grandparents, Harriet Goldman and Carolyn Gardner; identical twin brother, Matthew; younger brothers, Zachary and Justin; older sister, Lauren Stokes and her husband Tanner; niece, Samantha Stokes; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Alan Gardner; maternal great grandmother, Sara Goldman; and paternal grandparents, Emidio Riga and Loretta Riga.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 6 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Palmetto Mortuary. A memorial service in celebration of Bryan’s life will follow.

Flowers and memorial donations may be made directly to Palmetto Mortuary.

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  • First Visitation

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Palmetto Mortuary
    1017 Mauldin Road
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Palmetto Mortuary
    1017 Mauldin Road
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
    3:00pm

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Catherine Wyse

This donation is made in honor of Samantha Stokes and in memory of Bryan Riga.
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Catherine, Josh, Evie and Elliot

Our hearts are with you during this time. Bryan will be missed by many. We are so very sorry for your loss. Love, The Wyses
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Karen

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son. When a family loses somebody close to them who was as young as Brian was, they have to wonder why their loved one had to die at all. Even though the sting of death is hard to bare at times like these, the Bible gives each and every one of us a reassuring hope found at John 11:25, where Jesus promises us the Resurrection. This scripture allows us to see that death is not permanent and that soon you will be able to see your beloved family member again. Even though Brian is asleep in death right now, he is not suffering and when he wakes up he will be in perfect health and able to welcome back Family and friends with open arms. I hope that these few words provide you with Comfort at this most trying of times.
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Karen

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son. When a family loses somebody close to them who was as young as Brian was, they have to wonder why their loved one had to die at all. Even though the sting of death is hard to bare at times like these, the Bible gives each and every one of us a reassuring hope found at John 11:25, where Jesus promises us the Resurrection. This scripture allows us to see that death is not permanent and that soon you will be able to see your beloved family member again. Even though Brian is asleep in death right now, he is not suffering and when he wakes up he will be in perfect health and able to welcome back Family and friends with open arms. I hope that these few words provide you with Comfort at this most trying of times.
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kurt and laura cavataio

To the family of Bryan Riga you are all in our thoughts and prayers Love, Kurt & Laura
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