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Ryan S Crist
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Passed at his residence on January 29, 2018 at the age of 34. He was a resident of McCandless. Ryan is the loving son of Patricia and the late Richard W. Crist. Beloved brother of Jessica K. Crist. Grandson of Esther Mae and the late Neil Daetz and the late Billy E. and Josephine M. Hickerson. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Ryan's heart never fully left Colorado after his 1983 birth in Fort Collins. His school years were mostly spent in Wexford, Pennsylvania. In high school, he was known as 'cheetos man' in NATV, his high school's television production class. After the sudden passing of his father, Richard, he went on to achieve his Eagle Scout through Troop 335 at Northmont Church. Richard and Ryan shared a passion for outdoor activities and many friendships were formed along the way. In 2002, Ryan graduated from North Allegheny High School and went on to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy at Duquesne University. During his 6 years working towards his degree, a very special group of people bonded over their mutual experiences in the program. Together with these friends Ryan traveled, went to sporting events (specifically Penguins' games), played card games at the casino, visited wineries, and shared endless laughs. Ryan's mom, Patricia, will forever remember him for his kind heart, love of being a jokester, and his countless hours playing with the family dogs. His sister, Jessica Kalli, will forever remember his wit, sarcasm, and jovial attitude. Ryan's legacy is one of humor, adventure seeking, living life to the fullest, and often quiet, but immense love for those in his life.

Ryan, thank you for being part of our lives and for the many laughs.

We will celebrate your spirit for years to come as we harvest memories of our lives together. The family suggests that those attending dress casual or wear your favorite Pens attire in Ryan’s memory. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Boy Scouts Troop 335 c/o Northmont Church 8169 Perry Hwy Pgh, PA 15237 or Pgh Penguins Foundation.

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a gathering of friends and family




4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sperling Family Funeral Home

700 Blazier Drive
Wexford , Pennsylvania 15090

A Gathering of friends and family will be held Friday from 4-8PM

memorial service




10:30 AM
Sperling Family Funeral Home

700 Blazier Drive
Wexford , Pennsylvania 15090

A service celebrating Ryan's life will take place at 10:30AM in Sperling Funeral Home Chapel

Memorial Contribution

Boy's Scout Troop 335

c/o Mike Sheleda
9134 S. Irwin Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation


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