Ryan Roman was born in Odessa, Tx to Charlie and Yolanda Roman on September 6, 1975. He attended Odessa High School where he excelled in the sport of baseball. He continued playing baseball on the college level at NMJC, the University of Maine and University of the Southwest. Ryan worked for many different entities, where he developed many enduring friendships. Ryan was compassionate, giving, and he loved BIG. He lived life to the fullest and he loved his music! Ryan was always singing or dancing! He didn’t care where or when. He was the picture of “Dance like no one is looking.” One of many reasons we adored him. Ryan was the compassionate son by taking time to help care for his dad, Charlie, until his death in 2021.`
Ryan was the glue to both Molinar and Roman families. He never met a stranger and made everyone feel like they were invincible. Friendship to Ryan was like having an extended family, he knew no boundaries. He loved everyone with a giving open heart. Ryan’s thinking was that everyone deserved a chance.
Ryan is preceded in death by his father, Charlie Roman, His paternal grandparents, Manuel and Gregoria Roman, his maternal grandfather , Daniel Molinar, his cousin, Richard Lee Vasquez.
Ryan is survived by his loving mother, Yolanda, his biggest advocate , his grandmother, Maria Molinar, his 2 older brothers, Randy and Rodney, his wife, Cindy, 2 overprotective nieces, Ana-Faith Roman and Karli Hope Roman, a great nephew Micah Rey Roman, and several loving aunts, uncles, and many treasured cousins.
The family would like to thank God above all, our family members who without their support we wouldn’t be able to finish Ryan’s journey. We humbly thank everyone who visited Ryan during his stay at Lubbock Covenant. He enjoyed having visitors to talk to and reminisce about the times that were special to only them. We want to especially thank Tia Carmen, Tio Paz, Tia Tina and cousin Minnie who took on roles for us while we tended to our loved ones at home. Special thanks and blessings to the ICU units, the amazing doctors, Sandra Soliz, Father Miguel, and Hannah who comforted us while taking care of our Ryan. We will miss our loveable Ryan and will remember him whenever we hear a “grito.” Rest in Peace, Ryan- We NEVER LOST FAITH!