Ryan Robert Munson
May 15, 1965 – April 8, 2019
Ryan Robert Munson was born on May 15, 1965 and passed away on April 8, 2019.
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Ryan Robert Munson
April 21, 2019
Dear Munson Family,
I am so sorry to learn about the loss of Mr. Munson. He was truly a very good and kind man. Mr. Munson knew my father very well from Newport Beach surf days, I believe at one time they were even roommates. My late father was a professional surfer who surfed with his brother and good friend Cordell. Mr. Munson had learned that I wanted to get a surf board that was an exact replica of my father’s competition board and he helped me connect with Cordell to have a custom board made. Then as a surprise he put the word out to old the pro surfers in Newport who used to surf with my dad to go by Cordell’s shop and sign my board. He also knew that the song 3 little birds has a special meaning to me because of my dad and asked Cordell to put that graphic on my board. When I went to pick up my board I was so happy I cried. Mr. Munson knew my dad and knew I missed him so he went out of his way to help me get an exact replica of my dad’s board so my dad’s memory will always be in the water with me. He was truly a kind hearted man and will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with his daughters and family. May he rest in peace.
April 16, 2019
It was such a treat to see Ryan again after 30 years last summer in Oregon at Tony and Kris Ferry's Birthday, followed by a pool party at our home in Roseburg.
We picked up like it was yesterday and I was so impressed with the man he grew into and hearing how much he loved his kids and had accomplished in adulthood.
Ryan was so poised and a perfect gentleman that this news was shocking and just so sad.
I'm grateful for having the oppportunity of knowing Ryan and I'll forever remember his his kind smile and warm hugs. He will be deeply missed.
April 13, 2019
I am so very saddened by the news of Ryan’s passing. We have been friends for a long time, and I always appreciated his brotherly advice. He was the type of person that no matter what time of day, he would always make himself available to help his friends. I will miss his infectious smile, his generous heart, and laugh. My deepest condolences to his family. Rest with the angels my dear friend. You will be truly missed.
With deepest sympathy,
April 12, 2019
36 years ago I was introduced to Ryan by my good friend Micki. We all knew Ryan from the Newport Seashore party days. Our group was from Tustin and Ryan had a beach house so we spent a lot of time there crashing on his couch. Ryan was always the adult in all of the craziness. He always had a fun time but also kept things in order. He had a very kind heart even at a young age where if he noticed things like someone was cold, he’d offer a jacket. He called our group the Tustinoids and claimed we took over his house one summer. We did! And it sure was fun! One particular memory I have of Ryan from the old days was a river trip to Havasu. A big group of us went and everyone was camping at Crazy Horse camp ground except me. I had a hotel on the other side of town. But the party was at the camp ground and when it was over I couldn’t get back to my hotel. Ryan was there with a girlfriend, but saw I needed help and offered me a blanket and the bed of his truck to sleep until morning. I kept in touch with Ryan through the years by seeing him at various annual parties, birthdays, Christmas, etc. He always was the guy that was on top of everything he was working on, a proud father and a genuinely kind man. In 2018, I reconnected with Ryan again and found him to be the same kind old soul I always remembered. Ryan has such a good heart, sometimes it may have gotten a bit buried, but deep down he was genuinely a loving, kind and caring man who is greatly missed. Rest In Peace Ryan.