Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., located at 5702 Waters Road in Lowville, will host visitation from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 12th of next year. There is a need for face masks and social separation. The funeral will be held privately and at the family’s convenience.
To help the family in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation through Ryan’s obituary page at www.isenenkerfuneralhome.com by clicking the donate button.
or by sending a check to Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville, NY 13367, or to The Lowville Food Pantry, 7646 Forest Ave., Lowville, NY 13367, both of which are located in Lowville.
His mother and stepfather, Brandy Fitzgerald, of Lowville; his father, James Sullivan of Port Leyden; two sisters, Breann and Emma; his girlfriend, Alaina Halladay of Brantingham; his maternal grandparents.
Helen and Terry Hoffert of Boonville; his paternal grandparents, John and Ellen Sullivan of Port Leyden; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
His parents, James R. Sullivan and Brandy Hoffert Sullivan of Lowville, New York, welcomed Ryan into the world on February 22nd, 2000. In 2018, he received a regents diploma from Adirondack High School.
He was a football and wrestling star in high school. Until February 2020, he was employed for Mission One Communications as a cell tower technician. In his spare time, he hunted and fished, and he also rode four-wheelers, dirt bikes, and a snowmobile with his dog, Max.
During November 29, 2017, Ryan Sullivan of Baker City, a former resident of Plymouth, Massachusetts, made his final cackling laugh on a fishing trip with a long-time friend in Troy, Oregon. Ryan’s final “catch,” which didn’t quite measure up, may or may not have been the source of that unforgettable snicker.
Ryan was as excited as a young child about reeling in that 4-inch minnow, regardless of its size. This is an excellent illustration of Sully’s penchant for savouring the little things.
He was happiest sitting around a crackling fire in his board shorts, imitating the call of a bald eagle in the distance.
Family and friends benefited from his enthusiasm for outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and other forms of recreation in the great outdoors. Because the Patriots have been winning recently, we know he passed away quietly.
Heather Lynn Sullivan and Edward Francis Sullivan welcomed Ryan into the world on December 3, 1979, in San Pedro, California. Plymouth, Massachusetts, is where he was raised as the eldest of five children, and the woods and a nearby pond were his playground.
He remembered fishing, roaming through the woods with his younger brothers and friends, and setting up the customary trip wire from his childhood.
Football was Sully’s favourite sport growing up, but he also enjoyed karate, basketball, and baseball. Friendships and memories he formed at Plymouth South High School will last a lifetime for him.
Ryan enlisted in the Navy right after high school. He was serving on the USS Carl Vinson, which was based in Bremerton, WA, at the time.
For Operation Southern Watch and Operation Enduring Freedom, he was deployed to the Northern Arabian Sea following the 9/11 attacks during his stint in the military.
It was from the USS Carl Vinson that the first airstrike in support of Operation Enduring Freedom was fired on October 7, 2001.
An Expeditionary Medal for service in combating terrorism was awarded to the vessel. “Behind Enemy Lines,” starring Owen Wilson, also featured this aircraft carrier. There is a chance you will see Ryan in the background if you decide to view the film.
During this period of Sully’s life, he had the opportunity to meet some truly remarkable people. After he finished his military service, he moved to the West Coast because of these friendships.
After spending the summer in Europe, he relocated to Portland, Oregon, where he lived with military friends for the following year.
During the summer of 2005, Ryan worked in Eastern Oregon for Greyback Forestry. He met his future wife, Nicole Butler, in La Grande and opted to stay and work for Greyback rather than return to Portland.
During his time fighting fires with Greyback, he formed lifelong bonds with his coworkers and discovered some of the best fishing holes in the state. They moved to Australia in 2006 to go exploring and working as well as surfing. For the first time since their return in 2007, the couple purchased a house in Baker City.
The US Forest Service hired Ryan in 2011, and he’s been working there ever since. Declan Francis Sullivan, his first child, was born in the year 2012. When Nicole and Ryan got married in 2014, they took Declan on his first overseas journey with them to Costa Rica.
In 2016, they welcomed Jack David Sullivan into the world. In 2018, the family will welcome their third child. The loss of Ryan as a father is heartbreaking, as he was an excellent role model for his children. Ryan’s greatest joy in life was being able to spend time with his children and share his interests with them.
Wife and children Declan , Jack and Numb3 are left to mourn his passing. He is also survived by his parents Edward Sullivan and Heather Sullivan, as well as grandparents Anne Sullivan and Corinna Butler and in-laws Kevin Butler and RaeAnn Schiel.
It’s also worth noting that he leaves behind hundreds of cherished relatives and acquaintances.Ryan possessed a rare combination of zest for life and a solid grasp of what really mattered in life: spending time with the people you care about.
Ryan prefers an open bar tab in place of flowers. If you want, you can make a donation to the memorial fund for his two sons at Banner Bank.
This will be compiled into a book for Sully’s two sons and the baby on the way, so please add any personal experiences you have to the Google doc. GraysWestCo.com’s obituary page for Ryan will have a link to the Google document whenever it is ready to be shared.
In the First Church of the Nazarene in Baker City on December 9th at 1:00 PM, there will be a memorial service for Ryan. At the Family Life Center, there will be a reception.