WALLAGRASS – Ryan Elwin Gilman passed away unexpectedly April 9, 2008, at his home. Ryan was born June 4, 1978, in Waterville, to Larry and Gloria Gilman. He graduated from Messalonskee High School, Oakland, in 1996. Ryan spent the last five years working with troubled teens at Philip-Blanchett Youth Home and attended the University of Maine – Fort Kent. He was a proud and loving father, and was always quick to share stories of his 2-year-old son, Ethan. Ryan loved playing bass guitar with band mates, Jonathan Smith, Anthony Lamarr, Chad Cyr, Rob Roy, Jim Melvin, Steve Gabore, Kyle Taylor and Patrick O’Leary. He will be deeply missed by his mother, Gloria Gilman; father, Larry Gilman and his fiance, Terry Hoag; brother, Greg Gilman and his fiance, Jaime Twitchell; sister, Kristen Kimball her husband, Tucker Kimball, and their son, Harrison; sister, Wendy Lewis; sister, Laurie Tompkins and her fiance, Sheridan Doyle; son, Ethan Ryan and his mother, Bradie Castonguay; nieces, Tasia and Leisha Lewis; grandparents, Margie and Elwin Thibault; many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Ryan was predeceased by his grandparents, Lawrence and Mabel Gilman; and his uncle, James Gilman. Visiting hours will be held 3-5 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Wheeler’s Funeral Home, Oak-land. A celebration of Ryan’s life will be after calling hours starting 5:30 p.m. at Winslow VFW. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ethan Gilman Education Fund, P.O. Box 406, Bethel, ME 04217.