Ryan M. Davis ’10, an energetic and vibrant student with a passion for chemistry, died on May 26 in the Mount Holyoke Range after being missing for nearly two months. He was 20.
Davis, a third-floor resident of the east parallel of East Campus, was from Hingham, MA., and attended high school at Phillips Academy in Andover.
Davis was an athlete with a love for the outdoors. He was a member of two swim teams and played soccer in local leagues. Davis was also a skilled sailor and served as a sailing instructor. Before coming to MIT, Davis participated in the Discover Ocean Engineering pre-orientation program.
“We were saddened by the news of Ryan’s death and send our condolences and sympathies to his family and friends,” wrote Barbara A. Baker, Senior Associate Dean for Students.
Davis is survived by his parents Janice and James, and three sisters Caroline, Julie, and Jenna. A memorial service for Davis will be held this Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, 129 South Main Street, Cohasset, MA.