Dateline: Burnt Hills, NY
Ryland R. Ward, age 18, of Woodside Drive died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at his home. He was born on April 3, 1997 in Saratoga Springs, NY and was the son of Steven M. and Korinia (Callahan) Ward. Ryland attended Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School and was currently active in the BOCES culinary program.
Ryland loved reptiles, star gazing and music. He cherished time in the Adirondacks and vacations on the Jersey shore were his favorite. He was a kind young man who took care of others and always made his family and friends laugh.
Survivors in addition to his parents include his sisters, Stephanie R. Ward and Kelsey E. Ward of Burnt Hills. He was the maternal grandson of Judith Callahan of Boynton Beach, FL and the late Robert Callahan; paternal grandson of Adele Ward of Ledgewood, NJ and the late Robert Ward; nephew of Kimberlee Granger, Kevin (Beth) Callahan, Kristen (Sean)Dwier, Karen Handy, and the late Ray Ward. Several loving cousins and friends also survive him.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Friday from 12:00 PM – 1:00PM prior to the service.
Interment will be in Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ryland’s memory may be made to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005
With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake NY, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Ryland’s Book of Memories at www.TownleyWheelerFH.com.
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