Ryan Allen Heilimann, a successful and highly regarded business owner in the area, died unexpectedly on July 1 at St Francis Hospital of Hartford. He was 37.
The Staatsburg resident was a son, brother, grandson, nephew and uncle and owner of his own business. He was a caring and fair boss to his employees as well as an honest, detail-oriented professional to his customers, according to his obituary.
He was a fun, loyal teammate to all those he played hockey with from his start at age 12 with the Dutchess Hawks to FD Roosevelt High School varsity to juniors with the Troy, NY Uncle Sam's club, according to his obituary.
His business, A New Beginning Construction in Poughkeepsie, was voted "Best Home Remodeler in the Hudson Valley" by the Better Business Bureau five consecutive years. He worked at Northwestern Human Services out of Newburgh, teaching underprivileged, troubled youth carpentry skills as a means for their betterment. He studied at Dutchess Community College, as well as Hanley Wood University and Penn Foster School of Carpentry. Ryan graduated from FDR HS in 2000.
Born Oct. 23, 1981, in Poughkeepsie, he is survived by his mother, Melissa Moore, of Poughkeepsie; his father, Robin Heilimann and his step-mother, Angel (Mayhan) Heilimann, of Beech Bottom, West Virginia; his siblings, sister, Kristen-Anne (Heilimann) Nace, her husband, Ken and their children, Jillian and Wallace, of Ft Wayne, Indiana; sister, Heather (Heilimann) Evans, and her children, Parker and Carroll, of Columbia, SC; brother, Robert Heilimann, his girlfriend, Alayna Tavarez, and their children Jace Tavarez and Sky Heilimann of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; step-sister Jessye (Hood) Starcher, her husband Branden and their child, Maverick, of Follansbee, West Virginia; his paternal grandparents, Ronald and Carol Heilimann of Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania; his uncle, Raymond Heilimann of Staatsburg, his aunt, Deborah (Heilimann) Hunter and her husband, Richard and his child, Megan; his aunt, Ruth (Moore) Krebbs, of Florida, his aunt, Diana Moore, of Las Vegas; his uncle, James Moore, of Beekman; his furry friend, Jazz; as well as numerous other family members, friends, employees, customers and former hockey teammates.
Calling hours will be Monday, July 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sweet’s Funeral Home, in Hyde Park. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
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