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Ryan Patrick Mason, 27, of Zionsville, passed away Sept. 26, 2016.
He was born in La Porte, Indiana, to Vernon and Denise Mason on Oct. 13, 1988. After graduating from Zionsville Community High School, Ryan received his associate degree and was pursuing a bachelor's degree from IUPUI in construction engineering.
As a child, Ryan took a lot of things apart to figure out what made them work. It was no wonder he pursued a construction engineering degree.
Ryan loved scuba diving and water sports. He was certified as an open water diver, advanced water diver, rescue diver, and was working toward his dive master and scuba instructor certification.
Ryan also loved his family get-togethers, summer pool parties, Lake Freeman and Lake Shafer, playing basketball, designing Easter eggs, and cousin days to the movies after Thanksgiving dinner. He was a member of PADI.
Ryan is survived by his mother, Denise; grandmother, Joan Kornelik; siblings, Adam Mason and Dr. Wendy (Darren) Mason-Caudill; nieces, Ava and Finley; uncles, Kevin (Nancy) Kornelik, Steve (Sharon) Mason, Bruce (Bernice) Mason, and Aaron (Ann) Mason; aunts, Michelle Kornelik and Connie (Rex) Jacquay; cousins, Jacob, Kristin, and Terese Kornelik, Zach, Mark, Taylor and Jade Mason, and Tiffany and Bryan Jacquay; and close family friend, James Campbell.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Mason; paternal grandparents, Eileen and Vernon Mason; maternal grandfather, Eugene Kornelik; great-grandmother, Theresa Ficht; uncle, John Ficht; and cousin, Christopher Mason.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the "Ryan P Mason Eternal Reef Fund." Donations can be made through Chase Quick Pay to drmason710@gmail.com, memo note - Ryan P Mason Eternal Reef Fund. Or mail check to: P.O. Box 131, Zionsville, IN 46077.
A Celebration of Life was held at A.R.N. Funeral & Cremation Services on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.arnmortuary.com.
Published on October 3, 2016
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