entry posted by Kandi on 08-24-2009
Howard, Sue and family-
I can't begin to tell you how special Ryan was to all of us at St. Joe's-staff and kids alike! Ryan touched a lives of many kids. He was an advocate for the kids and cared for each and every one of them!
A friend - Man, what a loyal friend Ryan was. In times of need, he was there. In times of celebration he was there. Their wasn't anything that I couldn't call on Ryan for; a good laugh, a good story, a shoulder, to vent-You name it!
He will be truly be missed by many, many people here at St. Joes!!
Ryan, I hope you are eating some "Big ___Brownies" and "A ___ load of cornflakes. (An inside joke that some of you will understand).
entry posted by Brenda Kleinjan on 08-24-2009
Sue and family - My deepest condolences on Ryan's death. In my mind, I see him popping in the newsroom door to talk to Sue quick or to drop something off and usually seemed to have a smile on his face. My heart and prayers go out to you as your mourn his passing and celebrate his life.
entry posted by Doreen Hill on 08-23-2009
Howard ,Sue And Family -
We are student in the Mathias home here at st.joes indian school he was the best house parent we could ask for he will be terriblely missed by alot of us. we remember always cracking a joke with him the last night he was here with us. he was bringing back crazy memories that made me laugh. He was a person to talk to when u were in a happy or sad moment. He was a father figure to all of us. and we are going to miss him it will take sum time. PILAMEYA!!! Ryan for every thing.
entry posted by donna wade on 08-22-2009
I never physically met Ryan, but through you, Sue, I've come to know Ryan, Dina, Todd and Riley very well. Just know, my dear friend, that he has left a huge legacy on this earth, with so many. He would want you to celebrate his life, not mourn it, but from what I've learned of Ryan from you, his sense of humor would slip through and he'd say, "go ahead and cry, Mom, but don't over-do it". God bless you and your family and you are in my thoughts and prayers with the deepest of sympathies.
entry posted by dina duxbury ryans sister on 08-21-2009
Ryan was the best big brother anyone could ever ask for.Thank you to everyone who love him for letting us know how much you care.
entry posted by sue weisz ryan's mom on 08-21-2009
Thank you all for you kind words. Ryan loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved his friends and his GIRLS.
We will miss him greatly, but we are so, so proud of the man he bacame.
Again thank you all for loving Ryan and being his friend
entry posted by Julie Hinker on 08-21-2009
To Ryan's Family,
I've had the honor of working with Ryan for several years, and also had the honor to call him friend. He was a wonderful man and he will be deeply missed. Ryan touched the heart of so many students and staff here at St. Joe's, his memory will live on forever. My heart goes out to you all and please know that Ryan and your family are in my prayers.
entry posted by Wini Andrews on 08-21-2009
Howard, Sue and Family - I am a coworker of Ryan's. I send my
condolences with heart felt love and prayers. Ryan could make
your day brighter and happier by just taking a minute to stop and
listen, then he would make you laugh. I will always cherish the
times of laughter, sharing and giving of Ryan's unselfish love and caring. The girls will always share the talks and time that
he took to help them with life. He did have respect for the elders as I am an elder but he still time for us all. Love, hugs and prayers.
entry posted by MIKE AND DANITA ALLEN on 08-20-2009
RYAN WAS AWESOME WITH THE ST. JOES KIDS. WHEN HE WAS THERE TEAM CAPTAIN AT THE BOWLING DOME YOU COULD TELL THAT HE LOVED HIS JOB AND THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM. WE WILL MISS HIS SMILE AND THE TREMENDOUS DEDICATION HE HAD FOR HIS KIDS AND THE PEOPLE HE WORKED FOR AT ST. JOES
entry posted by Frank Whipple on 08-20-2009
To Ryan's family
I really don't know what to say as I know words won't take the pain away.
I have worked with Ryan for a short time at St. Joe's. In that time I found Ryan to be caring, campassionate, and I had the greatest respect for work he did with our kids. I will miss Ryan's sense of humor, wit, and common sense approach to everyday. As somebody stated earlier, thank you for your son. He was a great role model for our kids and other staff. He will be missed everyday.
entry posted by April (Block) Lafferty on 08-20-2009
Howard, Sue, Family & Friends of Ryan,
I had the priviledge of working with Ryan for almost 3 years and was a wonderful advocate for the kids at St. Joes!!! They loved him! He will be truly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
entry posted by Frank & Wanda Bunker on 08-20-2009
Howard, Sue & Family
Please accept our heartfelt Sympathy~~~We can't begin to tell you how much we loved Ryan here in Stevens home, and at St. Joes!! Ryan has worked with us the past 5+ years in Stevens home, and He was very reliable, dependable, helpful, friendly, and an awesome man!! You did a great job in raising an amazing man one who leaves a hole in our hearts. The children here really miss Ryan, and want you to know they loved him very much!! Thanks for sharing Ryan with us.
entry posted by Chad Bare on 08-20-2009
I remember becoming friends with Ryan when we were little boys. I can remember bugging the heck out of Sue with our antics. I remember Ryan throughout most of my younger life. Golf, softball, hanging out drinking beer..... Good times, good times. I remember a time when people wouldn't ask what is Ryan doing tonight or what is Chad doing tonight. They'd say what are Weisz and Bare doing tonight? Everyone should be blessed to have a friend like Ryan in their life. Ryan will always be a Brother to me.
entry posted by Chris and Diana Caldwell on 08-20-2009
We are co-workers with Ryan. He is already missed by all of us at St. Joe's. He loved working with the kids and The Caldwell family has respect for this young man. We want his parents to know that they raised a great man.