Gary James Ryan

gary4-color corrected_edited-2inchOur little brother Gary James Ryan passed away on November 12, 2013 on Union Hill east of Redmond, WA.  He was 54 years old.

Gary was born on January 11, 1959 at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY, to parents Daniel & Josephine Ryan.  He moved to Redmond in March 1968.  He graduated from Redmond High School June 1977.  After High School he enlisted in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged with disability in 1981.  Later employments included the fishing industry in Alaska as well as Genie Lift and other industrial businesses in the Redmond area.

Gary was very kind and easy to get along with, he loved pets of all kinds and is deeply missed by his cat Strider; as well as his friends and family in the Seattle area!

He is survived by three siblings: Daniel Ryan II of Livingston, TX, Sharon Tompkins of Kerrville, TX, and Shawn Ryan of Lynnwood, WA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and stepson Thomas.

At his request there will be no service.  A celebration in remembrance of his life will be scheduled later for family and friends.

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2 Responses to “Gary James Ryan”

  • Dan Ryan says:

    We would like to thank everybody for their prayers, comfort, love and support that you’ve given to us and our families in this time of grief. As Gary’s brother Shawn wrote – I would like everybody to know that Gary and how fragile he was shows us that what we have now is so important, and is in front of us and surrounds us. Let’s take this time to realize what we have, say I love you, and appreciate the things that are really important in this life.

    As Gary’s brothers and sister, we truly believe he is in a far better place, & will no longer have to fight the demons he battled for so long!

  • Sharon Ryan Tompkins says:

    As Tim and I were reminiscing, one thing we kept coming back to was Gary’s absolutely infectious laugh! Once he got started you could not help yourself but to join in! Remember our dear family and friends to laugh and love

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