Ryan Paxton Brevik
August 17, 2005 – July 30, 2022
Ryan didn’t live a long life, but it is still hard to summarize his almost 17 years in a short bio.
Ryan aka Ry or Ry-the-Guy had several diverse interests and friends. He loved cars (his first word was car), computers, video games, music, street wear, designer sneakers, Star Wars, MCU, good food, and thrifting. He was team commander of the marksmanship team and a member of the CyberPatriot club. He took advanced Spanish and AP Physics for fun.
He was genuinely a good person who decided to be himself even when others gave him grief for it. He had many friends. He was a fun guy to be with. He was witty and funny and smart, and the world is a lesser place without him.
It’s important to know that Ryan lost his life to depression–a disease that is stigmatized, misunderstood, chronic, painful, and debilitating. In Ryan’s case, it was also fatal.
Ryan will always be loved and remembered by the many people who had the privilege of knowing him.
Preceded in death by his uncle Curt Albrecht; great grandparents.
Survived by his father Nick Brevik (Melissa); mother Bridget Brevik (Ryan Lareza); sister Keira Brevik; step siblings Daniel & Ana Brown; paternal grandparents Mark & Carol Brevik; maternal grandmother Beverly Albrecht; step grandparents Debbie & JoJo Lareza, Tom & Audrey Gretzinger; loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation: Saturday, August 6 from 10-11 a.m. followed by a
Memorial Service at 11 a.m. both at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Galvin Road North, Bellevue.
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Memorials to be directed by the family.