In Memoriam: Joe Reyda

The Gonzaga community mourns the loss of Joe Reyda '85, who passed away suddenly on June 27, 2023. Joe was the consummate "man for others" in the Gonzaga tradition. First and foremost as a devoted and loving husband to his wife, Tricia, and father to his two daughters, Molly and Caroline. And professionally, as Gonzaga's longtime Athletic Director, Joe was an essential part of the fabric of Gonzaga -- a veteran of more than three decades on Eye Street. His legacy lives on through his family as well as his extended Gonzaga family of colleagues, classmates and countless Gonzaga students who he shaped over the years.
Below is more information, including funeral arrangements and a link to a livestream that will be made available for the funeral Mass.

Wake and Viewing
Friday, June 30, 2023, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
St. Aloysius Church, Washington, DC

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, July 1, 11:00am
St. Aloysius Church, Washington DC

Wake and Funeral directions and parking
Please click here for a map to Gonzaga's campus and parking garage.
NOTE:  On-campus parking at Gonzaga is limited. When the garage is at capacity, additional complementary garage parking is available for these services in the parking garage at 800 North Capitol Street, NW.  Please enter the garage from H Street, NW, across from the GPO. The garage at 800 North Capitol will close Friday at 8 PM; the Gonzaga garage closes nightly at 10 PM.

Funeral Mass Livestream
The Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 1 will be livestreamed on this page.
Make a Gift in Memory of Joe
The Reyda family has asked, in lieu of flowers, that gifts in memory of Joe be made to the Gonzaga Athletic Department that he led for many years and that was so close to his heart.  Please follow this link to make a gift to Gonzaga in memory of Joe.
Below is a short tribute video to Joe, which includes brief video segments from Joe's induction into the Gonzaga Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016, as well as an interview with his longtime colleague and friend, former Gonzaga Assistant Athletic Director, Casey O'Neill '96. To watch those videos in their entirety, use the following links: 2016 Hall of Fame Ceremony and Casey O'Neill interview. Finally, you can click here to read an article from the Washington Post about Joe's life, character, and impact.  
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