On November 18, 2019, at the age of 32, James Frank Rytina IV, passed suddenly; and is survived by son Aiden Rytina, his son's mother Alice A. Harris, wife Nicolette Taylor, step son Aiden Taylor-Perez, devoted sister Ashley Rytina, her partner Amber Sanders, and foster parents Bob and Ann Gordon.
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James was a loving father, a caring brother, a caring husband, as well as a devoted friend to many. He worked hard, putting his all in every job he grabbed up. He did everything in his power to take care of his family, even if it meant a struggle for him. He was a selfless compassionate man.
James liked to go out and sing karaoke or spend most of his days in his favorite pjs and play video games or watch old wrestling matches from the 80s and early 90s. He loved a plethora of music genres, he adored KISS, Tool, Ghost, Alter Bridge, and every oldie under the sun. He knew them all. All of his time and energy was focused on being a good father to his son Aiden. He would buy every single super hero he could and create a universe of super heroes in his play room. They adored each other, mirror images, always laughing and joking, making goofy faces at each other, dancing around, playing make believe, playing video games. Aiden kept James going, kept him strong, all he wanted was for Aiden to have a better life than he did.
James had an infectious smile, so big and genuine you felt the love radiate from his eyes. His laugh was unlike any other, goofy and loud, it was comforting because you knew he was truly happy in those moments. He loved to make goofball faces and joke around often.
James was also a contemplative man. He loved to really think on a subject, analyze it and pick it apart to understand better. He was so curious about life and what we are as human beings and our purpose, how to break through and find understanding and wisdom in existence. He was a conquistador of bending reality, and exploring space and time.
James's sister was also his rock, whenever he was going through rough times, he could go see her and just let it all out. She was always there for him, and he was for her as well. Even when things got rocky in their lives, they were always there to ground each other.
The mother of his son was his best friend for over 13 years. Through good and bad, they made things work. Their love was strong and bond even stronger. Alice loved him with her whole heart, and always will.
James was a unique man, an amazing irreplaceable man. There are not enough words in existence to describe how wonderful he is and how much he will be missed...
His wife, Nicolette, loved him more than anything in the world, she fought, by his side, against the struggles of life. She did the best she could to lift him up and give him the love he deserved. They knew that life didn't always go as planned, situations didn't work that they tried so hard to make work. The promise of seeing each other again one day always lingering. She loved him unconditionally, here and into the next life, always.
A viewing and memorial will be held at Simplicity on Tuesday night from 6pm to 9pm, 244 8th Avenue NW, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. If you have any questions you may contact Joyce Taylor at 410-292-7334 or Rysia Duffy at 410-736-8088