Kelly Ryan McGuire, 32, found rest on Sunday, November 14, 2021, after a hard fought battle with Covid-19. He was born on January 19, 1989, in New Castle to Joy Coomer and Tony McGuire.
Kel was a master of the game before most people even realized they were playing one. He was always trying to win, while at the same time, taking time to teach other people to play, too. Whether it was some new card game or buying apartment buildings, Kelly wanted everyone to be at the table with him.
He created his first company, Guire Gaming, to bring more people to New Castle. From there, he got involved with New Castle’s new convention center and community event groups.
Kelly cared about his community deeply, especially the friends he grew up with. When someone asked for his help, Kel didn’t say “No,” he asked “How?”
Kelly always pushed people to be better. He always – Always! – told everyone “You are better so you can do better, and I’m proud of you.”
From the time he was born, Kelly was destined to be the life of everyone’s party. He was the baby of our bunch and if you asked Kelly why, he would tell you they stopped because they finally had perfection. He was the best baby brother anyone could hope for. He always made us laugh. He brought our family together in times of great happiness and deep sadness. He was the best friend you could ask for. He was the most amazing uncle. From the start, he was their favorite person. He gained many other nieces and nephews once his closest friends became parents. The greatest grandson, cousin and nephew that you ever met.
But above all the wonderful titles he held, the one he was most proud of was Dad. He was the best Dad to an amazing little man who looks just like him, eyebrows and all.
There are not enough worlds to fully describe the absolute joy and laughter that Kelly Ryan brought to all of us and so many more.
Kelly was a great brother, a great son, a great father, a great life partner and a great friend.
Kelly will be remembered by his mom Joy Coomer; his dad Tony McGuire (wife Bonita); his son Beau Short; brothers Rusty Jarvis, Randall Coomer (now the tallest brother), Louie Chaplin, Alex Nunn and Dimitiros Alafogianis; sisters Mindi Chaplin, Stephanie Coomer, Chelsea Jarvis, Amanda Fitzgerald and Veronica Sexton; the two greatest women to love his beautiful soul, Samantha Foreman and Shaylee McGuire; nieces Alexis Latham, Brooklyn Coomer, Temprence Chaplin, Willow Chaplin, Addy Jarvis and Charly Jarvis; nephews Braden Latham, Damien Lowe, Devin Jarvis and Issac Nunn; maternal grandparents James (Kathy) Brumley and Josephine Hester; paternal grandfather Burton J McGuire; aunts Beverly Stoker, Vicki McCarthy, Teresa Ellis and many more.
He is also survived by lifelong friends who became family: Cory Bell, Johnny Bell (Kasey), John Riddle, Stan Sharp, Brandon Murphy, Nick Marshall, Travis Weik, Justin Thompson and Aaron Swim.
Kelly’s paternal grandmother Marilyn J. Richards and his uncle Don Hall preceded him in death.
Kelly’s favorite flowers are sunflowers. If you want to bring the sun to his service, please contact Weiland’s Flowers. Or help keep his memory and mission alive with a donation to Rose City Game Library.
Kelly’s family will gather for a private service early Friday afternoon. Friends can share their favorite Kelly memories with his family from 3-5 p.m. Friday at Macer-Hall-Marcum Funeral Home on Broad Streett, followed by his memorial service at 5 p.m..