Ryan W. Padovani, 22, passed away Friday, May 5, 2023. Ryan was doing what he loved, technical writing - correcting and improving others writings and information for a telecommunication company since graduating from Kutztown University. He loved all different types of music and always found peace when playing the guitar. Ryan truly enjoyed his time playing Sled Hockey with the Delaware Snipers Sled Hockey team, time with his teammates and riding his adaptive bike.
Ryan had a large extended family that will truly miss him. He is survived by his parents, Ernest and Pamela Padovani; his siblings, Casey Newman (Kristina), Candace Willard, Catherine Getz, Kimi Houk and Joshua Mikeals; grandparents, Judith Jacobs, Ernest and Gayle Padovani Jr, Scott and Sara Meyers, Kathy Sweeting and Great-Grandmom Gale Justus, along with numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 13th at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home (3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803). The viewing will begin at 1:00 PM.
Ryan overcame so many obstacles in his short life, fighting for all that he was able to accomplish. Ryan was a fierce advocate for the LGBQT+ Community and those with disabilities. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice that would honor Ryan’s strong beliefs.