Memorial

Memorial

Ryan Lazier

Ryan Lazier

Born
Died

Ryan was my son. When you loose a child I think you miss everything about them. Its heartbreaking.

Tell us about your loved one.

Ryan was a beautiful sensitive young man with big brown eyes, infectious smile, and heart of gold. Ryan loved to play soccer and was a big Pittsburgh Steeler fan. Ryan was his little brothers hero. We all miss Ryan so much.

Tell us about Ryan's struggle with addiction

Ryan's struggle began at about 13 years old. He started experimenting with marijuana and alcohol. Looking back this was an attempt to self medicate. As time went on Ryan progressed to prescription pain medication and onto injection of Heroin. We spent the last 4 years of Ryan's life trying to help him get well. Countless rehab centers and half way houses. Just before Ryan was to return to another rehab facility, for whatever reason, he decided to get high one more time. Ryan had no money and decided to try and grab a bag from his dealer. While trying to get away the drug dealer shot Ryan in the back of his head. Ryan died 4 days later.

What made Ryan smile?

Love made Ryan smile, little children made Ryan smile, his little brother Aiden always made Ryan smile. Two months before Ryan died his sister Nicole became engaged to JR and Ryan was so happy and had a huge smile on his face.

What do you miss most about Ryan?

Ryan was my son. When you loose a child I think you miss everything about them. Its heartbreaking.

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