Ryan Davis Lopynski, of Clifton, Va., a freshman majoring in hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business, passed away on April 26, 2009.

A visitation is planned for May 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral home is located at 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA.

The funeral has been scheduled for May 2 to accommodate members of the university community who want to attend. The service will be held at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church at 1:30 p.m; a reception at the church will follow. The interment is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Park at 9900 Braddock Road, Fairfax, Va. The church is located at 6720 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA. The church can be reached at (703) 817-1770.

The family requests that black not be worn: Virginia Tech attire is encouraged for all Hokies attending.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Virginia Tech Foundation Inc., 902 Price's Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA, in memory of Ryan Lopynski.

Those in the university community who may wish assistance or desire counseling support may contact:

Referrals to a campus minister may be done through the Dean of Students Office at (540) 231-3787.

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