In Memory of




Obituary for Ryan David Muenzberg

Ryan David Muenzberg, 19, of Swannanoa passed away October 26, 2021 in Swannanoa.
Ryan was born September 19, 2002 in Bavaria, Germany. He moved from Germany to the US at the age of 4. He lived in central Pennsylvania before moving to Western North Carolina.
Ryan was always ready to stand up for the weak, care for the needy and found opportunity to leave people better than he found them. During troubling teenage years, Ryan still managed to make a difference in people’s lives. He filled his family with pride. His willpower and realness had impact. He was a great listener, always willing to share the vast knowledge obtained in his short life of just 19 years. From children to the Sheriff, counselors, teachers, many authority figures who worked with him throughout his life, they loved him for the person he was. He turned struggles and pain into life lessons to better himself and was a graduate of Community High School in Swannanoa.
While in school, he worked at Little Caesar’s Pizza, his first job, for 2 ½ years until present. In both places, he was a cherished and valued light. Ryan was full of joy and excited for life after graduation. He will forever be missed by all the lives he touched.
Ryan is survived by his parents, Elena and Steven Magee and Frank and Sabine Muenzberg, sisters, Alyvia and Karma; brothers, Emiliano, Finnan, and Maxim; extended family, David and Karoline Maldonado and family, Joanna and Tim Maldonado, Angela and Stefan Muenzberg and family, Angelo and Sara Maldonado, Peter and Lissy Muenzberg and family, Robin and Michael Magee, Karee Magee, Kiley and Elijah Parks and family and Tracie and Carmen Foltz.
A Celebration of Ryan’s life will be held November 7, 2021 at 4:00pm at Charles D. Owen Park. The family will receive friends at 3:45 prior to the service.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Community High School, Harwood Home for Funerals & Cremation Services, Charles D. Owen Park, Debbie Wood and friends, our immediate traveling family members from out of state/country, and all family, friends and community members. They would also like to extend a special thank you to the Police Department for caring and guiding Ryan during troubled times as well as all teachers, counselors, co-workers, and people that had a positive impact in his life.