Michael Adam Ryan, who was born in Oakland, Ca and raised in Berkeley, Ca., died the morning of August 19, 2017 at home in Tuolumne. He was 54 years old.

Michael leaves behind his family, Regina Duffey and daughter Kayla Ryan Duffey of Tuolumne, Ca.; his sisters Chana Held (Michael) of Valley Village, Ca, and Rebecca Ryan of Mi Wuk Village, Ca.; brother Matthew Ryan (Sara) of Soquel, Ca.; step-brother Ethan Schultz (Lorin) of New York City, N.Y.; step-mother Elizabeth Ryan of Berkeley, Ca. and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marsha “Nura” Berman and Peter L. Ryan, both of Berkeley, Ca.

He received great pleasure from cooking, even as a boy. This was always a way of showing his love. Naturally this made him a constant in the kitchen at all family Thanksgivings.

Michaels love for the mountains brought him to the lodge at Bear Valley, Ca. for work. Always courteous, he truly had a natural talent for working with the public. He used this talent as his work took him to Snowshoe Brewery and finally to Black Oak Casino (original team member). All who came in contact with Michael could feel that his good heart was true.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sat. Sept. 16, 2017, 1:00pm at Black Oak Casino Hote