Ryan James Connelly
1995 - 2012
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Ryan James Connelly

May 7, 1995

July 7, 2012

Ryan was born in Reno, Nevada and lived all his life here. Ryan was taken from us by an unidentified person who shot him and left him to die on July 7, 2012. The family wants to remember Ryan's life as the "gift" it was. He was loved by all who knew him. He always had a smile on his handsome, grown up face. He loved to make people laugh. He was about to start his senior year in high school and had planned after graduation to join the Navy. He had a 3 week old daughter, whom he adored. His family is devastated by this sudden and unexpected loss, but try to stay positive with all the wonderful memories and pictures of Ryan. He was preceded in death by his aunt Dianna and Uncle Bob. He is survived by his mother, Deana, his sisters Tiffany, Andrea and Aimee, brothers Kevin, John and Kenny, grandparents Tom Connelly and Jill Pinsent, aunts and uncles, 7 nieces, 1 nephew. Services were already held. The family extends their gratitude to all who came and helped to support them. A very special thank you to Children's Cabinet! Please visit www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com for more details.

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Published in the Reno Journal-Gazette and Mason Valley News from Aug. 5 to Aug. 12, 2012.
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January 15, 2020
It has been very hard without you here. We all miss you!! Your nephew Simitrio is a lot like you! Orlawndo is having a hard time right now. We love you!!!

Your sissy
Andrea Vega
January 15, 2020
I miss you dearly my beautiful son
Deana Crook
May 21, 2013
Baby brother Ryan,
I miss you like no other! I'm still having a hard time realizing that your gone. We are all having a hard time. I love and miss you dearly! Love your sis Andrea
Andrea Vega
May 13, 2013
It's been almost a year since my son was killed. I'm still a mess. I miss him so much. Not a moment goes by that I'm not thinking of him. Please go and like his page on facebook called JUSTICE FOR RYAN. Thank you. I love you my baby Buddha!
August 13, 2012
This is my baby brother. He was an amazing person. He loved everyone specially his family. You are truley missed. Love your big sissy
Tiffany Saderlund
August 12, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss. When someone we love dies, they take pieces of us with them... but they also leave pieces of themselves behind for us to remember them by for the love and joy they brought into our lives -- even for the briefest of periods. Numbers 6:24-26
Mike Todd
August 12, 2012
Deana, Tiffany, John, Andrea, Fernando, Kevin and Mabel..I send you all love and hope that your memories of him will provide the light you need to get through the days ahead. We love you all! XOXO Pamela and Shaynee
Pamela Copple
August 12, 2012
He was my smile and happiness when i was hurt , he showed me the important things in life and love. I will never be the same , We Miss You more than life itself <3
Sierra and your babygirl
August 9, 2012
You and your family are in my prayers.
August 7, 2012
Im so sorry for the loss of your son.Im good friends with andrea.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.God bless you
kathy keefer
August 6, 2012
Dearest Deana,
Words cannot express my sorrow for the loss of your beloved son Ryan. All I can offer are my prayers and the assurance that justice will be served. May you find comfort in knowing that Ryan is an angel who now watches over you. Love & Peace to you and your family at this difficult time.
August 2, 2012
This is my youngest amazing son Ryan. He was the light of our lives! I miss him more then words can express!
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