Michael Gordon "Mike" Ryba

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  • "I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. He is able to walk..."
  • "Knowing Mike was a blessing to me.He always brought that..."
    - Gilbert Gulliksen
  • "Kathy and family Mike was always a great workmate, smiling,..."
    - John Schiessl
  • "My Husband, My Life."
  • "You always had a smile on your face at work and were a..."
    - Dawn & Mike Quitugua
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Service Information
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

April 8, 1949 ~ November 17, 2016
Ryba'ism - Sometimes you will never know the
true value of a moment until it becomes a memory:
"Fish On!"

Michael Gordon Ryba, age 67, passed away while surrounded by family and loved ones. Born April 8, 1949 in Vancouver, WA to Gordon and Neoma Ryba, he and his loving wife Kathy have maintained dual residences in Brush Prairie and Long Beach, WA.
Mike was born to fish and lived for his next big catch. He was a life-long salmon and sport fisherman and passionate story teller, often leading you to believe it was the biggest fish ever recorded being caught.
As a retired shipwright, Mike enjoyed building and working with his hands. He was a lifetime member of the Elks and loved spending time with family and friends.
Mike was always ready to lend a helping hand
to anyone in need.
Mike is survived by his wife, Kathy; daughter, Heather (Paul) Nadeau; son, Mike (Doria); sister, Linda; four grandchildren, Katey, Brandon, Ryan and Rohan; and many more loving family members and special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his beloved daughter, Dawn.
A service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684 on Sat., Nov. 26th at 12:30 p.m.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.


Published in The Columbian on Nov. 23, 2016
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