Ryan David Scalora

Ryan Scalora

Ryan David Scalora was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 18, 1984.  He passed away on October 25, 2014 in San Marcos, Texas.  He was 30 years old.

He is survived by his parents, Michael Scalora and Cheryl Workman Scalora, sister Nicole Scalora Tarpley (John Tarpley) their children Logan Scalora, Natalie, Wesley and Dallas Tarpley.  Other family members include his Aunt Jennifer Scalora, her husband Will Rice and their sons Griffen and Walker Rice, his Aunt Karon Scalora, his Grandmother Margarett Scalora;  Uncles, Thomas E. Workman (Virginia Workman), Mike Workman (Christine O’Toole), Chris Workman (Ruby Workman), and cousins Chris Workman, Jennifer Workman Alexander, Racheal, Elizabeth, and Philip Workman.  There are numerous second cousins.  He is survived by Rebecca Marroquin.  Ryan was blessed to be loved by many friends both casual and dearly close.

He is preceded in death by grandfather Thomas F. Scalora, grandfather Thomas E. (Dick) Workman, Sr., and grandmother Ethel Mae Keith (Timmons) Workman.

Ryan was a graduate of Deer Park High School (2002).  While caring for his grandparents at end of life he was inspired to become a Certified Nurse Assistant and felt fulfilled in that helping and serving profession.  He had a great heart that loved and reached out to everyone he knew and a spirit of compassion that sought to help, comfort, and heal.  It was his dream to have a career as a Paramedic and a Firefighter.

If you spent time with Ryan you knew him as The Magicman.  Illusion and magic were an avocation and he loved to amaze and entertain his friends.  People would say that he would light up a room and put a smile on everyone’s face.  He enjoyed fine food, the Texas Hill Country, surfing, and he had a talent for photography with a portfolio of photographic art that showed an eye for great beauty.

There will be a Service of Remembrance at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Seabrook United Methodist Church, 3300 Lakeside Drive, Seabrook, Texas  77586.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX  77598.  The Reverend Jeff Hastings of Port Arthur will preside.

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As we honor him and bless his memory may we always remember that life is precious and fragile. Let us remember that no one told us the journey would be easy, but we were told that it would be worth it.