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Ryan G. Widger

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A memorial service and celebration will be held on Tuesday, June 7 for Ryan G. Widger, an artist and entrepreneur who died on Thursday, June 2 in his residence in Philadelphia. Ryan indelibly enriched the lives of his family and his many friends with his wit, fine intelligence, his passion for his interests and his love for his family. He is distinguished as a person by his caring relationship with his partner Gillian Pears and his unyielding love for his daughter Charlotte Francesca Pears Widger who was central to his life. Ryan, a 1992 graduate of Conestoga High School, was also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Cranbrook Academy of Fine Arts in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. As an artist Ryan received fellowships from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in Sweden. Ryan was an accomplished artist and well known to the Philadelphia artistic community. Ryan, his art and his insights can be found on U-tube. In recent years, Ryan was a social media and strategy consultant to various businesses in the Philadelphia area and across the country. In recent months he had been preparing to launch his own strategy firm with a partner. Besides his devoted and caring partner Gillian and his beloved daughter Charlotte, Ryan is survived by his sister Ashley E. Widger, his brother Charles Clark Widger and his parents, Barbara and Chuck Widger. He is also survived by two aunts and four cousins. Surviving are his aunt Peg Currie and her son’s Mark and Scott along with his aunt Patty (husband Fred) Riesen and her son Trip Riesen and daughter Ashley Knudsen. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:30 on Tuesday, June 7 at the Frank C. Videon Funeral Home located at Sproul and Lawrence Roads, Broomall. A memorial service and celebration at the funeral home will follow from 11:30 to 12:30. Internment will be private. Donations may be sent in his name to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 136 W. 22nd Street Front, New York, NY 10011.
Published in Main Line Media News on June 12, 2016
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