Obituary of Ryan Christopher Rouse
Ryan was born in Richmond, Virginia on October 19, 1979. He learned, that his name Ryan, comes from the Gaelic words righ and an, which together means “Little King”. As soon as he began to talk, he developed special names and phrases for people and events, this continued until the last days of his life. Darth Vader was ‘Darth Rail Rail’, the dog’s snout was referred to as a ‘snortzel’, Beaker from the Muppets with his wild red hair was ‘he burning’, and a gaming chair was a ‘floor couch’.
Ryan was barely two when the family moved to Boca Raton, Florida. This is when he started to show his ability to create chaos; he had to be rescued from the pool, when he flipped over his ‘hot wheels’ tricycle, he had to be driven to the emergency room in Fort Lauderdale, when he flipped over his rocking chair and split open his chin, and
All of his friends and family were amused by Ryan’s interests and appreciated his good humor. He was easy to love and was child who never really completely grew up. He liked Superman, He
Ryan was probably the only man, 41 years old, who was buying Captain Crunch and Franken Berry cereal at the grocery store (especially if it was on sale or there were special holiday flavors). He enjoyed raiding the refrigerator to eat cold salmon at night; and loved to sample every pizza and fried chicken joint he could find. Ryan was known for his love of seafood, especially oysters and steamed crabs and never wanted to miss an opportunity to get some. He also loved to cook on his outdoor grill and smoker and loved to try exotic foods that most people would never dare to try.
There was also a serious side to Ryan’s life. Ryan was an altar server both at St. Jude Church in Boca Raton and St. Thomas a Becket Church in Reston. He was a co-announcer on the morning program at Del Prado Elementary
Ryan was so excited to be stepping off into a new direction and place. He started to take that first step on September 13, when he arrived in Kansas City and completed it on September 15, when he passed from this life to the next. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and were touched by his
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the Ascension St. Vincent Foundation https://give.stvincent.org/donate or the Foundation for Alcoholism Research http://alcoholismresearch.org/