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Ryan Mead, Gifted Artist, Craftsman In Hudson Valley, Dies At 29

Ryan J. Mead
Ryan J. Mead Photo Credit: Contributed

Orange County native Ryan J. Mead, who worked as a carpenter with his father and grandfather, died on Friday, Dec. 28 at home in the Town of Greenville. He was 29.

He was born June 18, 1989 in Middletown.

A family statement read: “Ryan was a kind, soft-spoken young man who brought happiness to everyone he met, with his sweet nature and great sense of humor.

"A gifted artist and craftsman, Ryan had a strong creative spirit and was especially talented at drawing. He enjoyed hiking, kayaking, and camping.

"Ryan loved building hot rods with his father and grandfather. He was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees, and he had a passion for music of all kinds. Ryan touched many lives, and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.”

Surviving are:

  • His parents, Joseph and Sharon Mead, Town of Greenville
  • Sister: Megan Mead and her fiancé, Elliot Brooks, Town of Greenville
  • Grandparents: Joseph and Joan Mead, Town of Greenville
  • Grandmother: Caroline Smith, Westtown
  • Aunt: Karen Smith and her fiancé, Robert Nicholson, Town of Greenville
  • Uncle: Brian Smith and his wife, Stacey, Westtown
  • Cousins: Derek Blose, Matthew Blose, Justin Smith and Kevin Smith
  • Best Friend: Keelin Burns

Ryan was predeceased by his grandfather, Roy L. Smith, Jr.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 31 at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. in Port Jervis, with Rev. Michael Cedro officiating.

Burial was at Unionville Cemetery in Westtown.

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