Ryan Patrick Doherty, son of Diane Orr and Richard Doherty, brother of Dana, and beloved step-son of Ken Bajema has recently passed from this life. Along with his parents and sister, Ryan has aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends that are all overwhelmed with sorrow. Ryan was a "great guy". Easy to like, kind and funny, he was loved by so many.
Ryan gave us all many wonderful moments and memories. We are fortunate to have had Ryan in our lives. Ryan was born August 27, 1971, in Bellflower, California. Ryan's youth was spent in Michigan and California. He graduated from Capistrano High School in Mission Viejo, California, and went on to earn an undergraduate degree in geology from the University of Colorado. Ryan's early professional career in southern California developed in the geology, aerospace and real estate fields.
Ryan moved to Florida in 2011 to pursue his masters in geology at the University of South Florida. However, commercial real estate returned as Ryan's career passion. Ryan had recently joined Keller Williams as a commercial associate. Ryan was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed all sports, especially football. He enjoyed coaching and working with kids. Ryan was a trivia expert in sports, movies and music.
Ryan's life will be celebrated on Saturday, September 23rd at 1:00 PM at the Venetian Golf and River Club in North Venice, Florida. All friends and family are invited to join us in the celebration of Ryan's life. In lieu of flowers the family requests any donations be made to the Big Brother and Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, P.O. Box 21744, Tampa, FL 33622.