Ryan Michael Dunleavy

September 15, 1992June 15, 2019

Ryan Michael Dunleavy, 26, of Brentwood passed away unexpectedly June 15th, 2019. He was born on September 15th, 1992, in Pittsburgh, PA the son of Kevin and Lora (Brown) Dunleavy. Ryan attended Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, TN and graduated in 2011. He attended Columbia State Community College. He was currently employed at McDonald’s. As a young boy, Ryan loved history and visiting the Carter House, playing drums, riding dirt bikes with his father, playing catcher on his baseball teams, and playing football with the Franklin Cowboys, Brentwood Blaze, and Woodland Middle School. As a young man, he loved music from classical, to alternative, to Rock and Roll. Ryan was an accomplished guitar player. He attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Brentwood, TN. Ryan is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather USMC Ret. Maj. Thomas E. Brown, Jr., his paternal grandfather Raymond A. Dunleavy; his aunt Patricia H. Dunleavy; and his uncles Timothy J. Dunleavy, and Keith E. Dunleavy. Ryan is survived by his parents Kevin and Lora Dunleavy of Brentwood, his sister Kelly Dunleavy and his brother Tyler Dunleavy, both of Brentwood. He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Genella Brown, of Charleston, WV; and his paternal grandmother, Helen E Dunleavy of Spartanburg, SC. He is also survived by several aunts, great aunts, uncles, and great uncle, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 22, 2019


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Dan and Michele Gibson-O’Grady

June 22, 2019

We fondly remember Ryan joyfully hitting balls and running bases with our sons in baseball. The grief you must be carrying in your hearts , for the loss of him is unimaginable. We pray that you take comfort in knowing that he is now with God forever and at peace.
Love ,
Dan and Michele, Alec, Evan and Collin.

Patti Muccillo

June 22, 2019

All of my love is with you Kevin, Lora, Kelly and Tyler!


Leila Benson

June 21, 2019

Terry and Leila Benson grieve with you and send loving remembrances of Ryan. We share with you deeply in this time of sorrow. And ask for God’s blessings.

His McDonald’s Family

June 21, 2019

Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. He will be missed.

Tim andclaire Leone

June 21, 2019

Dear Kevin and Family our hearts are breaking for your loss at this time. Remember all the happy memories you have shared and remember that love lives on. Have faith in God to help you through this hard time. Our prayers are with you.

Anne & Bill Leone

June 21, 2019

We are so saddened by your loss and have so admired the way you supported Ryan. We loved him very much.
Asking God for comfort for your family and promising to be there with you in the days and weeks to come.

Mary Beth & David Litchfield

June 21, 2019

Kevin, Lora, Kelly and Tyler,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and your extended family. Know that we are always here for you.

May you all find peace and comfort soon.

Louis & Judy Epstein

June 20, 2019

Judy and I send our deepest sympathies. Always here for you.

Danny Eng

June 18, 2019

We are sorry for you loss and know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

With love,
Danny and Thuy Eng

Bailey Newhart

June 18, 2019

I only knew Ryan for a couple of days, but my time with him, Tyler and Kevin will not be forgotten. We arrived at bonnaroo with no idea how to set up our camp site, the Dunleavys were quick to assist and offer any other help that we needed. Our trip would not have been the same without them! Sending all my love, hugs and prayers!