Bob received his associate’s degree from LCC and his bachelor’s from Eastern Michigan University. He had a long career with the City of Lansing in the human resources department as a licensed social worker, working as a champion for the disabled. He went to work for United Cerebral Palsy and then started his own company, R&D Disability Consultants. Bob was on the board of the Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, and served as vice-chair of the Michigan Medical Care Advisory Committee, Recipient Rights Committee, Michigan Disability Rights Coalition and the Local Advisory Committee for CATA.
He is survived by his daughter, Shawna (John) Bellamy; brothers, Richard (Kate) Ryan and Steven (Cheri) Ryan; sister, Susan (Jack) Rarick; and his mother, Mary Ryan. He was preceded in death by his father William.
A memorial gathering will be held 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy or Easter Seals.