Ryan James Brown, 41, of Seattle, Washington, died on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at his home in Seattle.
Ryan was born on May 14, 1974, in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of Stewart A. and Sharon K. (Earp) Brown. Ryan grew up in the Shawnee Mission, Kansas, area, attended local schools and graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in 1992. He attended Kansas State University after high school. Ryan was an Eagle Scout. With his career he moved to San Francisco, California and then to Seattle, Washington. He worked in the information technology field for EMC Corporation as an Information Applications Developer. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, cooking and eating fine food.
Surviving family members include his parents Stewart A. and Sharon K. Brown of Norman, Oklahoma; aunts and uncles Rhonda Rinehart, Karen and Jim Ansell, Jon and Vicki Brown, Joel Brown; and numerous cousins and caring friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Elma Brown of Gorham and Wendel and LaVon Earp of Russell.
A memorial service to honor Ryan's life will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell with Pastor Ezekiel Koech officiating. Cremation has preceded the services and inurnment of the remains will follow service. Memorials may be given to the H. Roe Bartle Boy Scout Camp and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.