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Ryan William Dowling

August 4, 1970 - July 29, 2021

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Ryan William Dowling, age 50, of Chicago, formerly of St. Charles passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021.

He was born August 4, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois to Edward and Patricia Dowling.

Ryan loved everything related to Chicago and Technology.  He was adored by his family and many friends.


Ryan was the best. He loved rare bourbon. He loved fine wine and great steaks. He was the most loving son(Ed and Pat). He was an inspiring father figure(Luke). And the greatest brother to Matt(Abigail). He was a lot of people’s best friend. He was everyone’s IT guy. His tongue was sharp. He loved his aunts Sue, Joan, Gerry and Joyce. He loved his uncles Johnny, Jimmy and Jim. He loved his cousins Kevin, Rob, Julie and Tim. And we all loved him. And he loved us all. He was and always will be in our hearts. God bless RD

For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060 or visit us at

He is survived by his loving parents, Ed and Pat Dowling, a devoted brother, Matt of St. Charles, a aunt, Sue Griffin of Evanston, a uncle, Jim (Joyce)Dowling of  Arizona, his cousins, Tim Griffin of Chicago, Rob Coleman and Sue Coleman.

He was preceded in death his uncle, and two aunts John (Gerry) Dowling and  Joan Coleman.

A celebration of life is being planned for a later date



Mike Riebe from GENEVA, IL

"So sad that Ryan is no longer with us. Heartfelt condolences to Mr. and Mrs. Dowling and Matt for their loss. We will keep Ryan in our prayers. - Mike & Lisa Riebe"

Ed & Karen Blyshak from Saint Charles, IL

"So sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing. Deepest sympathy to Pat, Ed & Matt."

Chris Lappin & Family from Geneva , IL

"Ryan will be truly missed by all of us. We are so very saddened upon learning of his passing. Keeping you all close to our hearts and in our prayers as you go through this difficult time."

Mike Macaluso from Cape Coral, FL

"Buddy I will miss you. The stories we could tell could be a best seller. You were a great friend to me and my family. Pat, Ed, and Matt our prayers are with you."

Peter Lappin & Stella Barone from Geneva, IL

"Sending our heartfelt condolences to Ryan’s entire family. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time."

Casey Milligan from St Charles, IL., IL

"Ryan was a great friend, he will be missed dearly. My condolences to Ryan’s entire family and friend's."

Connie Dyer from Chicago, AK

"My heart breaks for the wonderful Dowling family. Ed, Pat, and Matt, I'm so sorry for your loss; it's unimaginable. I wish you peace."

Marc Levi from Chicago/Springfield , IL

"Ryan was a good friend and a great man. He is truly missed every day. Prayers for Ryan and the Dowling family."

Marc & Lorri Levi from Chicago , IL

"Ryan was one of the first friends we met and made us feel welcome when we moved to Chicago. We will always remember his sharp tongue, sense of humor, and advice for living in the city (and advice on everything else, whether we wanted it or not - LOL) RIP our friend. We will never forget you!! Cheers!! 🥃"

Don and Pat Loid from Naperville, IL

"Our Condolences to Ed, Pat and Matt on the passing of Ryan. May friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time. I will miss sipping Bourbon and asking Ryan all my dumb technical questions. RIP RD!"

Mercedes Kovar-Broyles from St. Charles, IL

"So sorry for your loss. Ryan helped me many times With my Computer problems. Ed, Pat and Matt my Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time."

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