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Tyler Ritchie Brown

AGE: 17 • Woolwich Township, NJ

Tyler Ritchie Brown, 17, of Woolwich Township, NJ, died in the early hours of Saturday, March 12, 2016, as result of injuries sustained as a passenger in a car accident.

He was born in Springfield, OR, the only son of Russ and Susan (Ritchie) Brown. Tyler graduated from Kingsway Middle School, and was a senior at Salesianum School in Wilmington, DE.

In addition to his parents, Tyler is survived by his maternal grandmother, June Ritchie, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. And though an only child, his loss is mourned by more than 1,000 Salesian brothers who knew him as a funny, talented, and devoted friend.

Tyler's infectious attitude and good humor made him an integral part of the fabric of the Salesianum School community. A two-sport varsity athlete on the wrestling and rugby teams, Tyler's interests went beyond athletics. A member of the school's Model UN squad, Tyler also cultivated his design and art talents at Salesianum, where his artwork was featured in various publications and in the school's halls.

Outside Salesianum, Tyler was interested in lacrosse, music and was a black-belt martial artist. He spent many summers at YMCA Camp Ockanickon and looked forward to being a full counselor this summer before heading off to Syracuse University, where he earned a scholarship to study architecture.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19802.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Salesianum School on Friday, March 18, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Lake Park Cemetery in Woolwich Township, NJ.

Tyler's family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in to a charity meaningful to Tyler. They are:

Make a Wish Foundation (www.wish.org/Donate? )

Salesanium School, Wilmington DE (http://salesianum.org/giving/)

Camp Ockanickon, Medford,NJ (http://ycamp.org/donate/)

Warriors Helping Warriors, Middletown, DE (https://www.gofundme.com/WarriorsHWarriors) Condolences can be made at MealeyFuneralHomes.com
Published in The News Journal on Mar. 17, 2016
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