Lifetime Kenai resident Ryan Alan Flood died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in Soldotna from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was 18.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church in Soldotna. Pastor Dan Thornton will officiate. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Burial will be in the Kenai City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nate Tikka, Brad Perkovich, Jason Bussdieker, Jesse Evans, Chris Watkins and Mike Hooper.
Mr. Flood was born on Oct. 12, 1981, to Tom and Georgia Flood in Anchorage. He was a 2000 graduate of Skyview High School. After graduation, he worked for Homer Electric Association. In June, he began working for Pollard Wire Line.
Mr. Flood was a member of Peninsula Grace Brethren Church. He was also a member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and a shareholder of Cook Inlet Region Inc. He enjoyed skateboarding, snowboarding and automotive technology.
The family wrote, "Ryan Alan Flood is loved and remembered by all whom his life has touched. His light had shown brightly in all that he sought to accomplish. However brief his time with us was, we all bear a lifetime of memories of Ryan's compassion for all life: we remember his loving nature, his humor and his ability to put his heart into every task that he endeavored toward, no matter how insurmountable and no matter how small.
"Ryan will be forever in our hearts. Our memory of him will lead us through our hardships. His radiance will always light our darkest times, just as he did in life. You will always be cherished and missed. We love you Ryan."
Mr. Flood is survived by his parents, Tom and Georgia Flood; brothers Richard A. Flood, Randon M. Flood and Robert T. Flood; grandparents Harold M. and Sylvia Jo Flood and George and Mildred Schmalzried; aunts and uncles Lisa and Rocky DeMello, Terri Flood, Mark Flood, Rhonda and Robert Koski, and David Schmalzried ; his girlfriend, Jessica Kategianes; and numerous other relatives.
Memorial donations may be sent to Ryan's family, P.O. Box 493, Kenai, AK 99611.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel of Kenai.
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