Ryan Ambs

Ryan AmbsRyan Thomas Ambs, 25, of Lansing, MI, passed away on December 24, 2015, after a brief illness.  Ryan was born May 23, 1990, in Toledo, Ohio, and was unselfishly given by his birthparents to be lovingly raised by mother, Dee Malone, and father, Tom Ambs.  Ryan graduated from Waverly High School in 2008.  Ryan was a gentle, sensitive young man who loved animals and enjoyed fishing, drawing, and spending time with family and friends.

Ryan is survived by mother, Dee Malone; father, Tom Ambs; stepfather, Mike Malone; stepmother, Barbara Ambs; sisters, Carly Ambs and Katie Ambs; stepbrothers, Paul Teidt, Sean Malone, Steven Malone, and Thomas Malone; stepsisters, Patty Stevens and Amy Malone; nieces, Erin, Lauren, Mikayla, Emma, Myryssa, and Maya; nephew Braxxton; grandmothers, Phyllis Johnson and Eleanor Ambs; stepgrandfather, Frederick Martin; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.  Ryan was predeceased by grandfathers Kenneth Johnson and Gordon Ambs.  Ryan also had many caring friends in his Subway family.

The family will receive visitors at First Presbyterian Church of Holt, 2021 Aurelius Road, Holt, on Thursday, January 7, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, January 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Holt at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016, with the Rev. Kirk Miller officiating, followed by a luncheon at the church.

For those desiring, a contribution in Ryan’s memory may be made to Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, 48906, or another deserving charity.  We encourage all of Ryan’s family and friends to perform a random act of kindness for someone.  Heartfelt thanks to our families and friends, as well as our church families, for their support and prayers during this difficult time.  We would also like to express our appreciation to the caring staff at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, and Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, who cared for Ryan during the past month. Arrangements are being handled by Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.

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Janet Zielaskowski
December 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

I am SO SORRY to read in today’s paper of Ryan’s passing. Such a very handsome young man (I still remember those modeling photos when he was so young). Words can’t express how sad I feel for you and the family. I will hold you in my prayers that God gives you strength at this difficult time. God Bless.

Patty Degnan
December 27, 2015 at 10:43 am

Dear Dee and family,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I remember how happy you were to have your son from the beginning. I am holding you in my heart at this sad time.
Patty Degnan

Brittany Southwell
December 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Ryan is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. I feel so lucky to have known him for the few years I did. He could always make me smile. He did so much for me without ever asking for anything in return. He was sweet and caring and so silly. I’ll miss him with my whole heart and will think about him every day. I just want to thank your entire amazing family for bringing him into everyone’s lives

Chuck Coleman (MSP RET 99)
December 27, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Both you and Dee have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your son.
Sylvia and Chuck

Kerry May
December 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm

So, so sorry Miss Katie. Hugs for you.

Sandy Miller (MSP RET)
December 27, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Dear Tom and Family,
Wishing you didn’t have to suffer such a sorrow. But, hoping you have many, many moments of happy memories of the love you and he shared. Sandy (87th)

Steve Bishop
December 27, 2015 at 10:51 pm

To Dee and family & Tom and family,
My sympathy to all over your loss. May our Bless you and may you find peace in his Blessings.

Dave and Kathy Davis
December 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

There are no words to say other than you have our prayers for strength and peace that can only come from God Himself. Ryan has obviously affected the lives of so many people, not only while living but also through his passing. He leaves an example for us all to follow. God’s blessings, peace and comfort to each of you.

Karman Langham Lewis
December 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Dear Tom, Dee and family, I was saddened to hear the news of Ryan’s passing. I remember the time when you were all blessed with Ryan into your lives and then the yearly Christmas cards that followed. He was such a handsome young man. My deepest sympathy during this difficult time.

Joanne Maher (HPC)
January 2, 2016 at 8:36 pm

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers and love, especially at this very difficult time.

Nancy Siddall writes
January 4, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Prayers to family and friends, cherish your memories! Love the thought of doing something kind for someone in Ryan’s memory.
God Bless!

Charlie and Marise Gross
January 6, 2016 at 9:47 am

Dear Tom, Dee and all those who loved Ryan,
Our sympathies in the loss of Ryan. Memories are gifts from God to help us with our grief. May all of your memories bring comfort and peace.


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