Donations to the D Ryan Memorial Fund will continue Denis’ legacy of helping others.  This quote from his best friend, Derrell Harman sums him up well:


Denis Ryan, my best friend and the best audio guy I’ve ever known!!!”

About Denis

And he was “that” guy…  Denis would do everything in his power to make sure you had what you needed to feel happy, successful, or at peace. That could mean a glass of sweet tea, a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or a safe place to lay your head. He was one of the kindest, most caring souls I have ever met.

For those that knew Denis you can see that sheepish grin and hear him saying, “what are you guys doing?’  Well Denis, we’re creating a place we can go to and keep you with us. A place to return some of the generosity you gave to us all.

Denis’s talent was his ear. I’m told it is a family trait. His brother and sister have it too. You know there is a country saying for those with great eyesight, “They can see fly crap in black pepper.” Well Denis could hear fly farts in a hurricane!!! He was after all a country boy, from Oneonta, Alabama.

This fund was created to help his “TV” family.  Denis loved to help people and give whatever he could to make sure there was a smile on your face.  Now it’s our turn to give that back.  Donations will be used to help his “TV” family members in need.  That was what he loved to do and your donation can help keep that legacy alive.

Fund Administrators

  • Bryan Korot
  • Steve Urick
  • Derrell Harman


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
D Ryan Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161

Use credit card by clicking the Donate Now button above.


The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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