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Welcome to the Kevin Ryan Remembrance Forum you old goat! We hope this space serves as a way to celebrate Kevin's life continuously and cyclically. Please come back August 4 to connect and share with others who loved Kevin. Scroll down to read or share memories & thoughts of our #1 uncle.
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Remember and Celebrate Kevin Ryan
Kevin would often tell people "you're too old" to be doing something, or conversely, "you're not old enough, *I'm* a man!" Here he's probably telling me to remember that he's my "#1 Uncle." Kevin was the perpetual voicer of the family lineage and history "a long time ago, my mom met my dad. . . "
Anyone who knew Kevin knew when his birthday was...August 4, 1959. Our last months with Kevin were often spent discussing his upcoming birthday. A few days before he passed he broke into "Happy Birthday." All those present joined in to celebrate with him.
While exceptional at cup-up, Kev was not a one-dimensional wedding celebrator. I also recall Kev at weddings enjoying the garter belt removal (is it now passé?) and always ‘winning‘ the garter belt. Always. I thought I had a pic of Kev wearing a garter belt on his suit sleeve at our wedding, but al
I can't quite remember which super hero Kevin is emulating here, possibly wonder woman or one of the power rangers. There are a lot of ways Kevin was our #1 uncle but one of the reasons is because growing up, we shared so many interest and got to spend a lot of time with him because of it. I have
In Lieu of Flowers by Shawna Lemay Although I love flowers very much, I won’t see them when I’m gone. So in lieu of flowers: Buy a book of poetry written by someone still alive, sit outside with a cup of tea, a glass of wine, and read it out loud, by yourself or to someone, or silently. Spend
I realized recently that Kevin's funeral was the first Ryan family gathering I've ever been to without the "long time ago" speech. Tempted as I was to get up and let my best Kevin impression fly, I wasn't sure how that would be received in mixed company. It was striking though to realize that for al
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Please consider making a donation to The National Association for Downs Syndrome or the Good Shepherd Manor Foundation in Kevin's memory
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