Kyle Richard Maas
Feb. 16, 1988-Sept. 4, 2021
Discovery Bay, CA
Kyle Richard Maas passed away at the age of 33 at 1:50 pm on Saturday, September 4, 2021. A devoted son, brother, husband, and dog father succumbed to his battle with brain cancer that he had been courageously fighting for over six years. He passed peacefully in his childhood home surrounded by his loved ones.
Kyle was born February 16, 1988, in Livermore, California, to Kraig Maas and Marlene Bowen. He grew up in Pleasanton, attending Valley View Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School, and Amador Valley High School.
Kyle married the love of his life, Brittany Item (Maas), September 19, 2020, welcoming her into the family that he loved so very much. The ever-devoted wife never left Kyle’s side as he continued to fight his battle with brain cancer until his call home was too strong.
Kyle was known for his enormous heart, infectious smile, and razor-sharp wit. Always quick to make someone laugh and even quicker to make a friend wherever he went. He was a talented photographer, producing beautiful images published in several magazines. A lover of the water, either driving a boat or following close behind it on his wakeboard. An avid dirt bike enthusiast, a passion that he shared with his family and friends. Kyle had a deep appreciation and desire to travel; in the last few years, he was able to visit places he had only dreamed of seeing. He could often be found on these adventures enjoying a game or two of chance, finding excitement at the roulette, craps, and blackjack tables. Not so secretly known amongst his closest people, a fashion enthusiast who was always on the lookout for a good deal on hats and shoes. He found solace and joy in listening to various music types, which helped carry him through the countless doctor visits, surgeries, and treatments he had to endure. A consummate grill master, Kyle was always ready to man the barbecue and delight his friends and family with a meal. Their two dogs, Bronson and Bane, were his “boys” and genuine family members who brought him a continual source of joy and comfort.
Above all, Kyle loved life and, until the very end, always said he felt like a million bucks.
He is survived by his wife Brittany; parents Marlene Snyder, and Kraig and Sherry Maas; grandmother Colleen Arnold; siblings Konner Maas (25), Kollin Maas (24), Kennedy Maas (22), Kaden Maas (20), Jake Snyder (20), Gracie Snyder (19), Dylan Snyder (17), and Justin Snyder (17); and countless cousins, family, and friends.
The world will not be the same without his twinkling eyes, positive attitude, warm bear hugs, and brilliant smile that lit up every room he entered. He will be sorely missed.
"Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen unheard but always near. So loved, so missed so very dear".
He is preceded in his passing by his beloved Grandmother Margaret Maas and Grandfather Richard Maas.