Ryan Patrick McMorrow, 38, of Grayslake, IL, passed away suddenly July 1, 2016 at the Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, IL. Ryan was born June 15, 1978 in Rockford, IL to John and Denise McMorrow. Ryan was an Eagle Scout with Troop 181 of Cherry Valley, IL. He graduated from Belvidere High School in 1996, and from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Instructional Design in 2000. Following an internship with Kraft Foods, he worked his entire career at Kraft, most recently as an IT Collaboration Manager at Kraft Heinz. He married Saramarie Guetzlaff on June 20, 2009, and was the loving father of their two children Kieran and Kennedy, and their adopted pug Lily. He was a talented wood smith, a lifelong Cubs/Bears/Blackhawks fan, an avid outdoorsman, a techie, as well as a devoted family man and friend.
Ryan is survived by his wife Saramarie Guetzlaff McMorrow of Grayslake, IL; son Kieran; daughter Kennedy; his parents John and Denise McMorrow of Chicago, IL; brothers Keelan James McMorrow of Chicago, IL and Brendan Charles McMorrow of Belvidere, IL; grandmothers Marion Buritz McMorrow and Elsie DeDecker Harris; aunt Patricia (Ronald) Jacoby; uncles Dean Harris, Gary (Pamela) McMorrow, and Keith (Misty) McMorrow; cousins Ronald Jacoby, Jr., Regan (Brent) Smith, Timothy Jacoby, Matthew Jacoby, Bret Harris, Tiffany McMorrow, Joseph (Michelle) McMorrow, Jeffrey (Erin) McMorrow, and Courtney McMorrow; second cousins Kinley, Kaiden and Tyler. Preceded in death by grandfathers John E. McMorrow, Sr. and Richard T. Harris.
Family and friends may gather for a public visitation from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Symonds Lakes Funeral Home, 111 W. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 8, 2016 10:00 AM at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Illinois, A pre-college education fund, and a 529 college savings plan have been set up for Kieran & Kennedy c/o Sara McMorrow with details at the funeral home or by email. For additional information please call 847-543-1080.