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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Richard Ryan Zawacki

8/06/1991 - 11/30/2023

Richard Ryan Zawacki, age 32 of Madison, unexpectedly passed away at home due to complications of Epilepsy on November 30th, 2023. He was born August 6th, 1991 in Euclid.

Ryan was a talented machinist. He graduated from Madison High School in 2010 and was a member of the Riverside High School Hockey Club. He was a car enthusiast, especially for his VW GTI. He enjoyed the Metroparks, hiking and meditation by the lake. Fellowship and Friend of Bill W. where he was very active. Ryan’s generosity and kindness will never be forgotten.

Ryan was the loving son of Richard S. and Kathleen E. (nee Thorpe) Zawacki; brother of Katelyn (Donald Kosec-fiancé) Zawacki and Reed Zawacki; grandson of the late Wallace and Emily Zawacki and the late Ernest and Margaret Thorpe; nephew and cousin of many.

The Zawacki family will receive family and friends from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 6th, 2023 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville. A Celebration of Ryan’s Life will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ryan’s name to https://give.epilepsy.com/page/33651/donate/1?locale=en-US

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15 Replies to “Richard Ryan Zawacki”

  1. David Dignard from New Hampshire December 3, 2023 at 10:50 pm

    I’m going to miss my little chats I only met him on Facebook you could tell he had a deep kind soul just for some reason could tell sad I did not meet him in person and I wish I really could have gotten some of his art he was very very talented condolences to his friends and family godspeed Ryan


  2. I was blessed to have met Ryan on a spiritual weekend. He was such a kind soul. He will be missed by all who knew him. May his loved ones find comfort knowing that he touched so many lives.


  3. One of the most kindest genuine guys I’ve ever met. I’m so grateful to be his friend. Gone but never forgotten ❤️
    I’m so sorry for your loss, he tried so hard to be a better person than he was the day before. I loved him. Your family’s in my prayers. His spirit will never leave us.


  4. You will never be forgotten. So sorry this has happened to you. You will always be in our hearts ❤️


  5. My condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.


  6. Such a nice young man with so many struggles. May God be with you and your family. God bless you all


  7. Gonna miss you man


  8. Love ,Aunt Chris December 4, 2023 at 11:20 pm

    I have each comment several times. I am his aunt, his dad’s oldest sister. I only saw him on occasion when he was at a larger family function. Because I lived in ATL. and had 2 boys at that time in high schools. Looked so forward to seeing him at wedding. He must have been a sweetheart. I didn’t remember we shared the same birthday. I feel like I know his heart and struggles though.


  9. All of my love to the Zawacki family ❤


  10. Ryan has such a kind soul 💓
    Prayers for his friends and family.


  11. Michael Jefferson December 5, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    My heart is with you. My condolences!


  12. I know God is helping you find your peace that you strived for.I remember your struggles with seizures as it was a part of my family. My deepest condolences for all family members.
    Fly free Ryan


  13. Pat Scott Dudewicz, Concord, MA December 6, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    I would love to have met Ryan, my first cousin, once removed (I was first cousin with his dad). I am the daughter of Eileen Thorpe Scott. May the peace of the Lord be with his family and friends.


  14. The Rothfuss Family December 11, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    Rick, Kathy and family, we are so deeply sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So many wonderful memories of our children when they were young.


  15. Ryan, 1 month today the Lord brought you home, internal peace.
    Oh I remember the day so clearly when your Mom(my sister)told our Mom and Dad( Pop and Grandma) we are gonna have a baby, the 1st grandchild the family couldn’t wait, excited, thrilled, then you were born…then Katie, and Reed Oh many of Thanksgiving, Christmas were blessings we were together, Richard Ryan, you are loved… I was blessed not only to be your Aunt, your Godmother as well…. Kathy, Rick, Katie, Donnie & Reed, I love you all, Love Lynn. Kathy—-remember your ABC’s.


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