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pseto
04-10-2013, 10:09 AM
We lost a good friend and chapter supporter yesterday to a motorcycle accident. Ryan Keller, a technician at BMW of Silver Spring, was a true car and motorcycle enthusiast who helped many NCC members by taking care of their BMWs (including several of mine). While he didn't have a BMW himself (he was a Subaru guy), he finally became a chapter member last year when he and his mom both joined CCA at our BGP corral. He was an active chapter member participating in autocross, several Pie Runs and tours, and never missed a Columbia social.

On behalf of the BMW community, I can truly say you'll be missed. You were always such a giving person and fun to hang out with. I will forever remember you drinking beer from the huge glass boot at the Bavarian Chef a few summers ago during a Pie Run. I wish I still had that picture to share with everyone b/c it was one of many times you made us all laugh.

RIP Ryan
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Zchild
04-10-2013, 11:10 AM
Wow... I'm truely at a loss for words, definitely gone too soon; our prayers are with the family!

rotorheadbob
04-10-2013, 12:09 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this. I enjoyed talking to Ryan at the Columbia Socials and enjoyed having him work on my car. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, the rest of his family, his friends, and his co-workers at BMW of SS. I stopped by this morning to pass on my condolences to his co-workers. There were a lot of sad faces there this morning.

Rob Clark
2013 BMW M3

bimmernupe
04-10-2013, 12:23 PM
Ryan was truly a great guy. I first met him at a Columbia social and got to know him better on a couple of Pie Runs. My first mechanical interaction was the infamous N54 HPFP. His demeanor was a quiet calm, but yet enthusiastic about his work. Always willing to answer a question and never impatient. He will be truly missed as a friend and mechanic.
RIP my friend.

bimmer32five
04-11-2013, 10:35 AM
Very sad to hear :(

Mr Euro
04-11-2013, 11:23 AM
A great loss way too soon. My heart sank.

pseto
04-11-2013, 01:22 PM
Visitation details:

http://harrywitzkefuneralhome.com/services.cfm?ci=F41EA0E6-0636-D384-312BB37DB7F98AAF

Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

zzm3
04-11-2013, 04:43 PM
We will miss you Ryan!!!

Highflyr777
04-12-2013, 10:03 AM
To Ryan, my co-worker, my friend, my brother...

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I will never forget you.