Ryan Richard Kern, 22, of Hurley

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

HURLEY >> Ryan Richard Kern, 22, Maple Lane, Hurley, passed away un­ex­pect­edly on Sun­day, Oct. 30, 2016.

Ryan was born in New­burgh, N.Y., on May 20, 1994, a son of Richard and Sandy Kern of Hurley, and Tracy and Joseph Del Vil­lar, of Hyde Park.

Ryan was a grad­u­ate of Kingston High School class of 2012, and SUNY Ul­ster, where he re­ceived his A.S. de­gree in Nurs­ing in 2015. He was a very quiet and car­ing man who loved an­i­mals, es­pe­cially dogs.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he is sur­vived sis­ters, Kelly Kern, Kar­lee North, Tanya Hitchock, Tay­lor Del Vil­lar; broth­ers, Ryan North, Eric, Ja­son, Ju­lian, and Joseph Del Vil­lar; grand­par­ents, Nancy and Frank Valenti of Gar­diner, and Stephen and Jan Bal­letta of New Port Richie, Fla.; and ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Emily LaTorella of High­land. Many aunts, un­cles, and cousins also sur­vive.

He is pre­de­ceased by pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Thomas and De­bra Wit­tekind, and ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Nancy Velez.

The fu­neral ser­vice will be held 6:30 p.m. on Thurs­day, Nov. 3, 2016, at the Gil­patric-VanVliet Fu­neral Home, 339 Broad­way, Ul­ster Park, Town of Eso­pus. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at the fu­neral home prior to the ser­vice from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Cre­ma­tion will be held pri­vately at Wiltwyck Cre­ma­tory.

A cel­e­bra­tion of Ryan’s life will be held 2 p.m. on Fri­day, Nov. 4, 2016, at the New Paltz Elks Lodge, 290 Rt. 32, New Paltz, N.Y., 12561.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily sug­gests con­tri­bu­tions in Ryan’s mem­ory to: Hud­son Val­ley LGBTQ Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, P.O. Box 3994, Kingston, N.Y., 12402.

To send the fam­ily an ex­pres­sion of con­do­lence, visit Ryan’s Book of Mem­o­ries: www.GVVFH.com

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