Burgettstown, PA 15021
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Dupain Ryan Michael Dupain, 23, of German Village, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Burgettstown, passed away unexpectedly and tragically Sunday, June 4, 2017. He was born May 27, 1994, in Pittsburgh, a son of Robert Max Dupain of Smith Township and the late Ann Marie Herbert Dupain, who passed away on Mother's Day, May 14, 2017. He survived his mother by only three short weeks. Raised in Burgettstown, Mr. Dupain was a Boy Scout and an active player for the Burgettstown Lions youth football program, where he was coached by his father. He was a 2012 graduate of Burgettstown High School, where he was a member of National Honor Society and vice president of his senior class. In high school, he excelled academically and was a four-year letter winner in football and competed in the PIAA state track and field 110-meter hurdles. He received a scholarship to Capital University in Columbus, where was a founding father of Kappa Sigma fraternity and played football. During his senior year, he traveled the country, proudly serving as advance coordinator for Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential campaign. He graduated in 2016 with a degree in political science and economics. Mr. Dupain was currently serving as legislative liaison for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. He was a kind, talented and exceptional young man. In addition to football, he was passionate about music. Along with his friends, Roger Vigliotti and Tyler Zelenko, he formed the band Court Four, where he was lead singer, guitar player and songwriter. They recorded two albums and performed with Great White and Amos Lee. His favorite song to perform was Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe" for his mom. He was a shining star who was taken from those who loved him too soon. He touched the lives of so many, from all walks of life. On April 8, 2017, he and Rachael Neil, with whom he made his home, got engaged. They were planning to be wed in October 2017. Surviving, in addition to his father and fiancée, are his younger brother, Robert Matthew Dupain, at home; paternal grandmother, Laura Tustin of Weirton, W.Va.; maternal grandmother, Barbara Reed Herbert of Smith Township; maternal great-grandmother, Marian Godlewski of Scott Township; uncles and aunt, Lee Tustin of Weirton and George and Jenny Herbert of Avon, Ohio; cousins, Grace, Charlotte and Bruce Herbert of Avon and Tiffany Cox of Burgettstown; and his godmother, Julie Nagel of Scott Township. Deceased, in addition to his mother, are his grandfather George Herbert Sr., and an aunt Lisa Tustin. Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the time of departing prayers, Saturday, June 10, in LEE & MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 1109 Main Street, Burgettstown, with the Rev. George Moneck, pastor, as celebrant. Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Dupain's memory to Capital University Scholarship Fund, Development Office, 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH 43209-2394, or to Burgettstown Lions Youth Football, in care of Roy Kotouch, 439 Eldersville Road, Burgettstown, PA 15021. Additionally, friends have set up a gofundme page to raise funds to off-set costs of funeral and memorial expenses https://www.gofundme.com/in-loving-memory-of-ryan-dupain

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 9, 2017
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