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Ryan Pierce McCabe of Hinsdale passed away June 9, 2023.
Ryan was creative, making things out of wood, clay and metal. His smile warmed the rooms he entered. He was a certified welder and made his own forge.
When Ryan wasn't making jewelry or forging metal, he spent time devoting his love to the many dogs at a shelter where he worked. Ryan was also an avid outdoorsman and as a youngster spent many golden summers at the family's lake in Minocqua with his parents, sister and dog. He was a thoughtful observer of wildlife, becoming an Eagle Scout and honing his skills at a wilderness center in Utah.
Ryan enjoyed rock music and was a skilled musician. Music brought him peace, and he was a multi-instrumentalist, playing the piano, saxophone, cello and guitar.
Ryan was preceded in death by his father, Pierce; his sister, Maggie; his cousin, Kevin; and his grandparents.
He is survived by his mother, Vera McCabe; his longtime partner, Kathy Orlow; and his friends, extended family and dogs.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S Madison St., Willowbrook. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 306 W. Fourth St.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Anderson Humane, 1000 S. Lagos St. South Elgin, IL 60177; Friends For Therapeutic Equine Activities, 4N681 Munger Road, Wayne, IL 60184; or National Alliance on Mental Illness, http://www.Nami.org.
Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.