My brother Ryan Kyle Greene was the most adventurous, kind, and extroverted person that I know. He was always the life of the party and had a way of making anyone smile. Ryan was a Kent School graduate where he began working his magic making connections and building his network. After attending Syracuse University for one year he decided he didn't need a college degree to succeed in what he loved. His passion for photography, food, and being around people drew him Boston Massachusetts. He worked as a waiter at Sonsie where he worked his way up to General Manager in a incredibly short amount of time and at an unheard of young age.
He then moved on from Sonsie and became the general manager of Back Bay Social Club. In 2013 the Boston Marathon Bombing occurred incredibly close to the restaurant. I remember calling him in a panic to see if he was okay. He was in shock but professionally moved everyone out of the restaurant like any true leader would do. After this tragedy, it gave him time to reflect on himself as a person and what life was truly about. In his own words, he realized time was the greatest currency you could receive because its the only kind you don't get back. He then booked ticket to Bangkok, Thailand, where, having spent only a few weeks, decided he was going to learn the language and immerse himself in their culture permanently. He lived true to the Bangkok motto "have fun and don't work too hard."
Ryan always had a way of bringing people together and it's only fitting that we pay our last respects to him in the place he called home for the past five years - Bangkok, Thailand. When we learned about his death we were utterly devastated. We do not know the cause of death and are awaiting an autopsy report from Bangkok which could take as long as 30 days. My parents, my brother Sean, and myself wish to fly to Bangkok to see Ryan one last time and to experience the culture of Thailand.
We will use the money raised to pay for all related medical expenses associated with Ryan's passing. We hope to have a Buddhist style ceremony and celebration of life. We will also use money raised to cover any traveling costs associated with four people and any potential loss of wages while we are away.
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