Family and friends are mourning the passing of Ryan Burke Graff. A dear son, brother, cousin, uncle and friend. But most importantly a dear father of 4 beautiful children. Ryan passed away unexpectedly at home at the age of 51. He was born and raised in Santa Cruz and grew up and had some of his best childhood memories living in Bonny Doon. After high school, Ryan graduated from Cabrillo College with a degree in Radiologic Technology. He worked at both Dominican and Natividad Hospitals. He was an amazing man with a huge heart. Spending time with his children is what brought him the most happiness and light to his life. He loved the beach, teaching his kids to fish, road trips and camping. Ryan was a wine enthusiast and enjoyed working with a group of friends in making wine. He was a special man who will be missed very much. Ryan is proceeded in death by his brother Chad Graff. He is survived by his 4 children whom he adored. Biena (Sean) Culligan, Maia Graff, Bodhi Graff and Avelyn Graff, his loving parents; Brooke Foster Graff and Jan Graff, brother David (Julie) Graff along with his nephew, Jason and niece, Emily. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins! Services will be held October 9th at 1:00 pm at Benito and Azzaro, Pacific Gardens Chapel. Donations can be made to: https://gofund.me/904a71d8 or the charity of your choice. To express your condolences or to share a memory with Ryan’s family please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com.
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