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January 4, 2013

Ryan A. Healt

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BAINBRIDGE — Ryan A. Healt “Pirate,” 24, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

He was born May 2, 1988, in Schenectady, the son of Ronald A. and Donna (Eggleston) Healt.

Ryan attended the Berne Knox Elementary School in Westerlo, Bainbridge-Guilford High School and graduated from Laurens Central School, Class of 2006.

Ryan won several high school state sportsman awards. He also attended SUNY Cortland and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Ryan loved his family and friends with all his heart. He loved the outdoors and hunting with his uncles. He was a member of the Horseshoe Hunting Club. He was a fan of NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt and Dale Jr. Nothing got him more excited than a Duke University basketball game. Ryan was a loyal and selfless friend, who will be dearly missed by many.

He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Donna Healt of Bainbridge; his grandparents, William and Charlotte Seim of Albany; aunts and uncles, Dianne and David Schanz, David and Valerie Healt, William and Debra Eggleston, Richard and Cheryl Eggleston, Michael and Rose Eggleston, Guy Eggleston and Sue Jacobs; and many beloved cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Garry and Grace Healt and an uncle, Bruce Healt.

Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Laurens Central School, Multi-Purpose Room, 55 Main St., Laurens. The funeral service will start at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Paul Messner officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in loving memory of Ryan to the Laurens Central School District, P.O. Box 301, Laurens, NY 13796.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.lhpfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.