Ryan was born in Akron, Ohio on July 26, 1985 to parents Donald and Kathryn Phelps. He was a graduate of East High school and Fortis College with a degree in computer science. He enjoyed building and repairing cars with his father, and had a passion for sports and video gaming. He could debate any topic tirelessly from a mind that was filled with information he read. He also enjoyed going to movies and spending time with his “buddy”, Nathaniel. He left his mark on this world, but he wasn’t finished. So many things were left unsaid.
Ryan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Ruth Farson, Frank and Mary Jones, Donald Phelps Sr.; and uncles, Marshall Phelps and Richard Farson. He is survived by his loving parents, Donald and Kathryn; his sisters, Lesley (Marc) Burgess and Robyn Phelps; his nephews, Nathaniel and Noah; and a niece, Lacey, all whom he adored. He also leaves to mourn many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.