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In Memory of
Michael R. Ryan
June 20, 1961 - July 17, 2017

Visitation:
Friday, July 21, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Service:
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 4 p.m., Moreland Funeral Home

RYAN

Michael Regis Ryan, age 56, born June 20, 1961 in Maysville, KY to Rose Marie (Maley) and the late Robert Michael Ryan passed away after a short illness on July 17, 2017. Graduate of Westerville North High School and The Ohio State University in Journalism. Mike was involved with Ohio Staters, Inc. and enjoyed it so much he returned to obtain his Masters Degree in Public Administration and was the recipient of the Great Communicators Award. Mike's career was spent and his heart and soul was working for non-profit organizations to help those in need. He started with Prevent Blindnes, then Community Benefits and spent the remainder of his career with Community Health Charities. Survived by his loving mother, Rosie of Westerville; sisters, Bridget Ryan of Heath, OH and Colleen (Ed Gebhart) Ryan of Newark; nieces and nephew, Kate and Kaleb Ryan and Tara Ryan-Gallagher; great-niece and great-nephew, Savannah and Mason Ryan; and his faithful dog, Gucci. The family would like to extend their love and thankfulness to Aunt Rosemary Ryan for her devotion and attention to Mike, and for the 4:30 a.m. soda runs. We would like thank the staff of Mount Carmel St. Ann's intensive care unit who were so understanding of our goals and needs. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME,55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Friday 1-4 p.m., followed by a service at 4 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to Community Health Charities, 1199 Fairfax Street, Alerxandria, VA 22314 or St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.

Condolences

Dave Desch

Jul 18, 2017

Colleen and Ryan family, Mike and I were very good friends at OSU and have kept up ever since. I will always remember and very much miss Mike's hearty laugh and his sarcastic sense of humor. He touched many lives with his work in the non-profit sector and I feel so lucky to have known him.

 

Tamara Moyer

Jul 18, 2017

My deepest sympathy to you and your family in your time of mourning.

 

Jim Monast

Jul 18, 2017

I knew Mike from Ohio Staters and student orientation at Ohio State--he was a ball of energy, very dedicated and a real hoot! I'm sorry to hear of his passing. I really enjoyed our years working together.

 

Marvin L. Harris

Jul 19, 2017

Was a friend of Mike's for many years and he was a wonderful person. I will miss our conversations and the time we spent together and the advice he gave. He loved you all but God loved him best. You are in my prayers and he will be in my heart forever.

 

James Witek

Jul 19, 2017

My condolences on Mike's passing. I shared many a good time at Ohio State with Mike as part of Ohio Staters. His hearty laugh and big heart will be sorely missed.

 

Lee Antle & Linda Cowgill

Jul 19, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest condolences to the Ryan family.

 

Rosemary Ebron

Jul 19, 2017

To the Ryan Family, I work for JDRF International(Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)and had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Mike Ryan who was always so helpful to my department Workplace Giving. Please accept my deepest sympathy to the Ryan Family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Rosemary Ebron

 

LaVonda K Williams-Diaz

Jul 19, 2017

Dear Ryan Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Mike. I've worked with him (via CHC) for many years and he was a delight. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that he is gone. You have my sincerest condolences. This is such an incredible loss for all of us. LaVonda Williams-Diaz Autism Speaks

 

Odette Brown

Jul 19, 2017

 

Odette Brown

Jul 19, 2017

 

Veronica Rose

Jul 19, 2017

 

Sally Renko

Jul 20, 2017

As sad as I am that Mike's left us, I have so many happy memories of fun times with him during our days at Ohio State. I'll never forget that laugh. I pray that everyone who knew and loved him will quickly find peace...

 

Lea Anne Campbell

Jul 20, 2017

My deepest condolences to your family during this time. Mike and I were on the same team at work. I loved his sense of humor, his passion for what he did and he always made you feel important when you were in conversation with him. He will be missed by our entire team, especially me. Love and strength to your entire family.

 

Juliana Teeters

Jul 20, 2017

 

Jul 20, 2017

Such a lovely, lovely man... I extend my deepest sympathies to you all. During team meetings, I'd look forward to Mike's wry one-liners usually followed by THAT LAUGH. I grin at the memory. Know that Mike was admired and loved by many, especially his CHC colleagues. I am honored to have known him. Obviously I'm not alone.

 

Susan and mick

Jul 21, 2017

For the last 30 years Mike has been my friend, confidant, and brother. We've had so many laughs, times of stress--darn Buckeyes!!--and loss with our friendship weathering the storms. My deepest sympathy to all the Ryan family who are also very special--Mike always shared family updates and ofcourse his mom's Chex mix! Our forever friend and one of the greatest losses to us and the world. Peace be with you All.

 

Susan and mick

Jul 21, 2017

For the last 30 years Mike has been my friend, confidant, and brother. We've had so many laughs, times of stress--darn Buckeyes!!--and loss with our friendship weathering the storms. My deepest sympathy to all the Ryan family who are also very special--Mike always shared family updates and ofcourse his mom's Chex mix! Our forever friend and one of the greatest losses to us and the world. Peace be with you All.

 

Lorna Sager

Jul 21, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Mike and I worked together only over the telephone through the development of the Service Center and affiliate mergers. He was always charming and helpful and understood what an intense time it was. You must be very proud of what a giving and helpful person he was and with such a remarkable laugh! I hope you find some peace at this time. Sincerely, Lorna Sager, a one time employee of Community Health Charities

 

Laurelee Dever

Aug 2, 2017

Dear Ryan Family, I just learned of Mike's passing. My sincerest condolences! While I never met Mike face-to-face, we talked several times a year, over many years, for long hours in relation to Community Health Charities work with NY SEFA! He was always a bright light even during the dimmest of days in our campaign! I most enjoyed that laugh of his!! Know that the NY SEFA family sends their thoughts and condolences!

 

Yvonne Perez

Aug 31, 2017

I had an opportunity to seek advise with the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Community Health Charities applications. Mike was always patient, friendly and extremely nice. I am going to miss him very much. My sympathies and condolences to each of you.