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Ryan J. Chafin, 39, Manchester, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at his residence, a victim of homicide.
He was born Jan. 31, 1978, to Larry and Lynda (Rittenhouse) Chafin. Ryan spent his early years in Summitville, Indiana, and graduated from Daleville High School, Class of 1996. He also attended Eastern University in Philadelphia.
Ryan spent a majority of his life being involved with social work and served as the director/manager at Pathways in Brattleborough, Vermont. More recently he worked for the United States Postal Service in Salem and Nashua, New Hampshire. Ryan was skilled in artistic painting and woodworking.
Survivors include his son, Linden Chafin, Manchester, New Hampshire; brother, Jason (Sheri) Chafin, Alexandria, Indiana; nephew and niece, Morgan and Ethan Chafin; aunts and uncles, Bill (Toby) Chafin, Alexandria, Linda (Bill) Weaver, Anderson, Cherilyn Chafin, Alexandrian and Schon Harunaga, Hawaii; special friends, Janna and Fred Hollowell, Daleville; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1988; his father in 2015; and uncle, Ron Chafin in 2009.
Services honoring Ryan's life and legacy will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at Owens Funeral Home, 412 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, with Rev. Leon Pomeroy officiating. Interment will follow in Vinson Cemetery in Summitville.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday or after 10 a.m. Friday prior to the service.
Published on April 8, 2017
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