Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

July 12, 2014

RYAN P. SMITH [Cumberland]

— CUMBERLAND — Ryan Patrick Smith, 35, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. Hearing the heartbreaking news was not easy for his friends and family to receive but they take comfort in the fact that he died doing what he loved, riding motorcycles. He was quite proud of his newest possession, A Ural Motorcycle.

Ryan was born in Cumberland on March 30, 1979, to Patrick and Dila (Graham) Smith-Burke. He attended Allegany and Frankfort High Schools where he was known as “Smitty,” an exceptional athlete, intelligent young man, and a dependable friend. Ryan was a caring and devoted son to Patrick and Rhonda Smith, and Dila and Dennis Burke. He was a loving and supportive brother to his sister Cassie Smith and uncle to her two children, Mia and Maxwell Newman. He will forever be remembered as their champion.

Ryan was a free-spirited man with a zest for life. He was employed by IBM Corporation as a lead building engineer. His colleagues and employers describe him as hard working, reliable, and exceptional in his position. When he was not working, he spent a quiet life on the river with his dog Saxon fishing and kayaking. He was a friend to everyone he met, always willing to lend a hand to help, and of course, enjoy a good time together.

The family is planning a memorial service on the river followed by a celebration of his life.

The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) is in charge of the arrangements.

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