Ryan 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.