Ryan Joseph Masi, 25, died tragically on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 in Chicago. Born on Aug. 10, 1996 in Oak Park to Grace and Christopher Masi, he attended Fenwick High School (’15) where he was an Illinois State Scholar, and a member of the Math Team and the National Honor Society. He was also a member of the swim team and had special talents in water polo, contributing to Fenwick’s state championship as a sophomore. As a senior, he served as captain of the team.
He attended Johns Hopkins University (’19) in Baltimore, Maryland, where he majored in chemistry and played water polo, helping his team win the Division III national championship. A member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, he was on the Dean’s List at JHU. He cherished his friends from high school and college immensely.
As a child, he was an effervescent character who loved playing football, reading, riding the ripstick, watching sports, spending time with his family, and witty banter. He was loving, bright, and had a unique perspective in approaching challenges. He worked as a Pharmaceutical Business Analyst at PharmaACE in Princeton, New Jersey. He loved his job and his colleagues commented on his enthusiasm, work ethic, and engaging personality.
Ryan was the son of Grace and Christopher Masi and an amazing younger brother to Anthony and Faith. His grandparents are Alfonse and Nancy Masi and (the late) Harold and Muriel Olsen. He had 14 aunts and uncles along with his 14 cousins. There will be a public Celebration of Life in Chicago in the coming weeks.
To honor Ryan, please direct gifts to the Fenwick High School Scholarship Fund, 505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park, IL 60302 and write on the memo line: In memory of Ryan Masi. Or go to https://www.fenwickfriars.com/institutional-advancement/make-a-gift/ and indicate in the comments section: In memory of Ryan Masi.