Ryan Mitchell Barkan ’00 ΣΛ443, 39, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July23, 2017 in New York City. He was a Music Supervisor for Droga5 in New York City. Born in Norfolk, VA, he is the son of Michael and Sandra Merritt Barkan of Virginia Beach.
Ryan was a graduate of Kempsville High School and Virginia Tech.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Angela Salomon Barkan and daughter Sunny Barkan; Angela’s Mother, Carole Salomon; his parents; 3 brothers and their wives, Louis and Lisa Barkan, Andrew and Jen Barkan, and Alex and Lauren Barkan; his grandmother, Elizabeth Bray; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ryan’s name may be made to Vh1 Save the Music, http://www.vh1savethemusic.org/, one of Ryan’s charitable passions. Save the Music is dedicated to restoring music programs in America’s public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music in children’s education. Donations may also be made to Congregation Beth El and the American Heart Association. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family through http://www.hdoliver.com.