CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Ryan D. Johnson, 26, passed away suddenly January 14, 2010.|
Born in Redondo Beach, California, Ryan moved to Cuyahoga Falls at the age of two, where he embarked upon an enterprising and colorful life.
Like many who pass before their time, Ryan's brief life could not yet be measured by conventional achievements. Rather, Ryan's contributions are best exemplified by the vast multitude of smiles, stories, and comments of those who were fortunate enough to be touched by his love, friendship, generosity, and good will.
..."As we watch a shooting star fade into the sky, we wonder how far its brilliance might have reached."
Ryan leaves his loving mother, Claudia Johnson of Cuyahoga Falls; his loving father, Randall Johnson of Salt Lake City; his beloved sister, Megan Johnson of Miami Beach; grandmothers, Veronica Dimengo of Sheffield Lake and Mildred Johnson of Provo; uncles, Timothy (Linda) Dimengo, Michael Dimengo, Mark (Josephine) Dimengo, Joel (Linda) Dimengo, Christopher Dimengo, Charles Johnson; aunts, Sue (Ramon) Sanft, Catherine Dimengo, Maria Dimengo, and numerous cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral Home McGowan-Reid & Santos Chapel (at 3rd. St., one block north of Portage Trail in the Falls). A funeral service will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls. Cremation is to follow. Inurnment of ashes will follow at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made for Haitian Relief, c/o Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD. 21203-7090 or by visiting www.catholicrelief.org http://www.catholicrelief.org/
(Anthony Funeral Homes McGowan-Reid & Santos Chapel, 330.928.1313, anthonyfh.com)
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 18, 2010