Ryan Matthew Holmes, 32, computer consultant

April 28, 2005

Ryan Matthew Holmes, a computer consultant who worked in information technology, died of a heart attack Friday at Howard County General Hospital. The Columbia resident was 32.

Born in Worcester, Mass., he moved to Annapolis with his family immediately after his high school graduation.

Mr. Holmes earned a bachelor's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, where he was a member of Delta Phi fraternity and sang with The Class Notes, the school's a capella group. In 1996, he received a master of business administration from the University of Maryland, College Park.

He worked for Anderson Consulting, PeopleSoft and Nextel, and at his death was an information technology consultant at Bearingpoint Inc. in McLean Va.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis, where he was member.

Survivors include his wife of nine years, the former Janine Lynne Gibson, social studies department chairwoman at Deep Creek Middle School in Baltimore County; two daughters, Riley Maria, 4, and Payton Elena Holmes, 2; his mother, Carol A. Holmes of Annapolis; a sister, Kirsten H. Neuman of New York City; his grandmother, Helen Lamy of Worcester; and a nephew.

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