Ryan Rodney Kent
Ryan Rodney Kent joined the company of heavenly angels on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. He was born in Phoenix, AZ on May 13, 1979 to parents, Susan and Rod Kent. Ryan graduated from Agua Fria High School, then attended NAU. After college he went back to the sport he loved as a youngster, swimming competition, this time as a year round coach working for West Valley YMCA. Beginning in 2003 until the time of his passing, Ryan coached age group students for the West Side Silver Fins, earning several coach of the year accolades along the way. He had the gift of getting the very best out of his swimmers and taught them valuable life lessons that will guide them throughout their lifetime.
Ryan loved his kids as if they were his own, and they loved him, too. His other interests were music, watching UFC, and football, especially his beloved Denver Broncos. His favorite down-time activities were watching the UFC events, games and jamming with his friends on their guitars late into the evening.
Ryan was preceded in death by his mom, Susan, who will be there in heaven to greet her loving son. He is survived by his father, Rod Kent (Lucy); brother, Kris Kent; and stepsisters, Andrea Velasquez and Julie McGuire (Chuck). Ryan’s love, laughter, jokes, and many memories will forever remain in our hearts. His presence at the pool will be missed by all.
There will be a celebration of life for Ryan at 4:00 pm, Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the West Valley YMCA, 2919 N Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. The family suggests that donations be made to the West Valley YMCA.