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Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

703 East Main Street, Ravenna, OH

OBITUARY

Christopher Joseph Ryan

August 19, 1966December 26, 2019
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Christopher “Chris” Joseph Ryan, 53, Lake Milton, passed away on December 26, 2019.

Chris was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 19, 1966 to parents Terrance and Cheryl (Weiss) Ryan. Chris enjoyed spending time outdoors, riding his Harley, and loved hunting and fishing, especially with his family and friends. To his family, Chris was known to be a great cook, especially with his creative dishes. Chris will always be remembered for his sense of humor, his charm, and the love he had for his family.

Chris is survived by his wife of 29 years, Janie (Seaman) Ryan, his children Katelyn (Justin) Buso, Christopher J. “CJ” Ryan, Brandon “Beans” Ryan, Briana Ryan, and his grandson Carter Ryan Buso. He is also survived by his parents, sisters Cathy (Russ) Smith, Lynn (Jason) Bean, brother Darren (Danyel) Ryan, and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna from 11:00am until the 12:00pm memorial service, officiated by Reverend William Kraynak.

The Ryan family is very passionate about supporting adults with disabilities. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions may be sent in Chris Ryan’s memory to Unified Resources POWERCorps, of which Brandon Ryan is an active member, by choosing the “Give” option on https://fcsserves.org/program/unified-resources/.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, January 4, 2020

Memories

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Katie Dagostino

January 4, 2020

To Cathy, Russ , and the entire Ryan family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Though I didn’t know Chris, Cathy talked about him with love. I pray for all of you peace and love. May the best memories flood your hearts and carry you through this difficult time.
Loving Peace,
The Dagostino’s

Nora Gresch

January 4, 2020

Chris,
You’re going to be missed by many but I don’t think his much as your kids are going to miss you. Luckily You have a nice big family who will be there to help the kids and your grandkids grow up. And if there’s anything anyone needs I am here for you. Love you all and prayers to all of you, love Nora and Stephen

Don Robinson

January 4, 2020

I am at a loss for words but needed to share a quick memory of Chris that hopefully makes you chuckle a bit.....I hung with Chris one Summer in our younger days and what a character this guy was! Always happy and had a way to keep you laughing. One day at my Mom and Dad's I decided to be a " tough guy" and started messing with Chris....within seconds I was eating dirt with the right side of my face with him on top of me with some hold he put me in called " The banana splits".........hurt like hell!! The more I screamed the farther he would stretch me........the funny thing was the whole time he was giggling like a young school kid ! Lesson learned that day!
My love and heart goes out to all of the Ryan family and so sorry I could not make it today. Rest in piece my old friend.

Kelly Toppin

January 4, 2020

Thinking of the entire Ryan family during this time of sorrow. Chris was a great person and will always be remembered as such. I will always remember that smirk of his and his never ending sense of humor. Sending all our love and hugs to all the Ryan's and may you always remember him with a smile and a laugh

Kathy Kijek

January 3, 2020

I never really got to meet Chris or your family it was a very brief minute., .but Cathy I know you and I'm sending lots of love and prayers to you and your family...♥️♥️

Jen Wilkinson

January 3, 2020

I have been trying to think of one memory with my cousin, it’s too hard. There are too many. We have grown up together, shared so many picnics, birthdays, holidays, having kids, good times, bad times....it’s overwhelming to pick just one memory. In our family, cousins were as close as brothers and sisters, I have always loved that. I will miss making new memories with Chris. I will cherish those that I do have, New Years in the downstairs of the Ravenna house while the kids camped upstairs in sleeping bags on the floor, picnics for the 4th of July spent in the pool, bowling, trick or treating with the kids, and so many more. My favorite memory would have to be white water rafting in WV, Darren trying to sneak Chris’ steak out from under his pillow in the middle of the night and Chris screaming at him! We had so much fun! I will miss your big hugs when I got to see you. Thanks for being a really fun, great cousin. You will be missed. I love you.

Your cousin,

Jen

Mary Crispino

January 3, 2020

Jerry & Heather Hodge

January 3, 2020

Chris was such a great and caring guy. He will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Diane Thompson

January 2, 2020

To all those grieving Chris, my heartfelt prayers are with you.
I knew Chris as Cathy’s big brother and a really likable person. In recent years through Facebook, I saw Chris’ passion for his family and love of his country.
He has touched many lives and will live on forever in the hearts of his family.
May God hold and support those left behind and feel his presence with you always.

Christy Toohig-Harris

January 2, 2020

Chris was a year older than me in school. I remember Chris being a stellar athlete that many looked up to. So sorry for your loss. Praying for Comfort, Strength and Peace for the entire Ryan Family during this difficult time.

Christy Toohig-Harris

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Biography

Christopher “Chris” Joseph Ryan, 53, Lake Milton, passed away on December 26, 2019.

Chris was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 19, 1966 to parents Terrance and Cheryl (Weiss) Ryan. Chris enjoyed spending time outdoors, riding his Harley, and loved hunting and fishing, especially with his family and friends. To his family, Chris was known to be a great cook, especially with his creative dishes. Chris will always be remembered for his sense of humor, his charm, and the love he had for his family.

Chris is survived by his wife of 29 years, Janie (Seaman) Ryan, his children Katelyn (Justin) Buso, Christopher J. “CJ” Ryan, Brandon “Beans” Ryan, Briana Ryan, and his grandson Carter Ryan Buso. He is also survived by his parents, sisters Cathy (Russ) Smith, Lynn (Jason) Bean, brother Darren (Danyel) Ryan, and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna from 11:00am until the 12:00pm memorial service, officiated by Reverend William Kraynak.

The Ryan family is very passionate about supporting adults with disabilities. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions may be sent in Chris Ryan’s memory to Unified Resources POWERCorps, of which Brandon Ryan is an active member, by choosing the “Give” option on https://fcsserves.org/program/unified-resources/.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com