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Jayne, Ryan P.

Ryan P. Jayne, age 22, died on November 3, 2012 while serving his country in the Paktiya Province in Afghanistan. Ryan was born on May 17, 1990 in Elmira, NY, the son of Paul E. Jayne and Kent and Sherry Skeens. Before moving to the Corning area, he attended the Troy Area School District in PA. A 2008 graduate of Corning East High School, he was the recipient of the Judi McCort Memorial Scholarship for exemplifying courage, hard work, responsibility and dependability. He attended Corning Community College before joining the United States Armed Forces on September 1, 2010, with an MOS of 12 Bravo Combat Engineer, specializing in route clearance. Ryan first and foremost had a love of family. He wanted to be a part of every family event. He was always the biggest fan of any of his brothers. No matter what sport was being played, he found himself a front row seat and cheered louder and prouder than anyone else. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and couldn't wait for the start of each season. His pride and joy was the Monte Carlo SS that he was restoring. He took great pride in each and every detail. Ryan loved to laugh, loved to make others smile, and could light up a room with his own smile. Ryan is survived by his father, Paul E. Jayne of Mansfield, PA; his mother and step-father, Sherry and Kent Skeens of Corning, NY; six siblings, Adam Jayne of Canisteo, NY, Emily Skeens of Washington, GA, Jacob Skeens of Corning, NY, Trent Skeens of Corning, NY, Ayzia Jayne of New Albany, PA, and Garrett Skeens of Corning, NY; maternal grandparents, Ronald and Letitia Pine of Waverly, NY, Roger and Sheila Skeens of Burnsville, Mississippi; paternal grandfather, Paul L. Jayne of Monroeton, PA; also several aunts, uncles and cousins. Ryan was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Beverly Jayne. The American Red Cross has organized a flag line route from the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport along Route 352 into the city of Corning on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00AM. The community is invited to stand along the procession route to show honor and respect to our fallen hero and his family as Ryan is brought home. The Red Cross will publish the route prior to Tuesday. Friends and family are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at Corning East High School Auditorium. A service will immediately follow in the auditorium at 8:00PM. Following the funeral service, full military honors will take place at the Corning East High School Stadium. In lieu of flowers, the family asks anyone wishing to donate in Ryan's name to the USO, https://www.uso.org/donate or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256, CFC #11425. Condolences for Ryan's family may be left at www.carpentersfuneralhome.com. Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC in Corning has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Published in Star-Gazette on Nov. 11, 2012.
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May 28, 2014
I just wanted to let you know that we had a flag and a picture of your loved one set out on our "Field of Flags" in Brooklyn, NY on both Sunday and Monday as our tribute to him and NY's other fallen heroes. May God bless you and keep you strong. Respectfully submitted On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign.
Charlie Gili
May 26, 2014
I'm in need of the mailing address of the Jayne family, I have the honor of writing my condolence letter to anyone who knew Ryan personally. Problem is, I have no way of contacting the family, but I really do wish I could get the mailing address to show my respect for this man's sacrifice for his country.
Jezebel Guerra
May 26, 2014
Today I would like to honor this brave and courageous man for serving his country and giving his life for our freedom. Today, our school is honoring Memorial Day and I have been given the honor to write to Spc. Ryan P. Jayne's family and/or friends, and I'm very honored to be the one who expresses just how thankful I am for his service. My condolences go out to every person who knew Ryan, and I am very blessed to have the privilege of honoring his presence and legacy.
Jezebel Guerra
June 9, 2013
To the parents and family of Ryan P Jayne - we learned of Ryan's sacrifice on behalf of all Americans over the Memorial Day weekend. My wife and I have had a chance to learn a little about Ryan by reading about him on line. What an amazing young man indeed!

While we cannot know the depth if your grief, we do want you to know that our prayers are with all of Ryan's family and loved ones. To the memory of a fine young man who obviously made a lasting impression on all who had the privilege to know Ryan, we pray.

Tom and Gerry Donnelly
Tom and Gerry Donnelly
May 27, 2013
Cigar Night in A'Stan - Devon, Dale, You and Justin
Ryan honey, I miss you more than words could ever say. Today has been a very hard one for all of us. They played Taps today after the parade in Millerton, PA and 2 guys that love you to death had a pretty hard time. We had a Memorial day party yesterday and a lot of the guys came down. We had 3 crosses put on the cake for you, Brett and Dain. So wish you were here with us to remember our fallen heroes. We love honey and miss you so very much. Until we meet again in a peaceful place. Love you, Lori
Lori Dapp
April 14, 2013
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Jayne Family know that we recently sent a donation to the USO in honor of Ryan P. Jayne US Army Specialist. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
December 1, 2012
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to honor your son's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at gramman@comcast.net with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Lynne Neibert
November 29, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one and Hero Ryan, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God Bless You Spc. Ryan P. Jayne...you will not be forgotten.
S. Kronenwetter
November 23, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our prayers. May SPC Ryan rest in peace.
Dale and Jean
Marine parents
November 18, 2012
Thank You!!! RIP
Paul and family, Prayers are with you at this time. Thank you Ryan for your services for our freedom!!! RIP
November 13, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you Ryan for serving our country
mother of a marine
November 13, 2012
On behalf of Western NY Warriors Watch Riders.... Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends. Thank u sir for your service to our country. You will not be forgotten.
WNY Warriors Watch Riders
November 13, 2012
My deepest condolences to you and your family. So very sorry for your loss.
bonnie butts
November 13, 2012
Thank you Ryan for serving our country...prayers out to your family..
mindy chapman
November 12, 2012
Paul & Family,I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your son.May God Bless you and your family during this hard time...Pete Mastrantonio Sr..
Pete Mastrantonio
November 12, 2012
Paul & family,
We ar eso sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you Ryan for your service.
Tim & Donna Harvey
November 12, 2012
I know the heartache that you feel. I am so sorry for your loss.
Debbie Leach
Mom of SPC Richard L. McNulty III
KIA 13 May 2012 -Afghanistan
November 12, 2012
Paul and family,, So very sorry for you loss,, thinking and praying for you all..Thank you Ryan for your service. RIP
Courtney and Chris Bennett
November 12, 2012
Sorry for the loss of your son. My condolences are with you...
Christy Alchimowicz
November 11, 2012
Our family knows the pain & heartache your family is going through. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The Kirton Family
Army CPL Brandon Kirton
KIA 5/18/11 - Afghanistan
November 11, 2012
Sherry and family, so sorry for your loss, thinking of you. Allen DeLosa and family.
Allen DeLosa
November 11, 2012
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Even though I have never met him I just want to say that he is a hero.
Cathy Baker
November 11, 2012
Paul, sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way.
Christy Alchimowicz
November 11, 2012
Paul & Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of you son. My thoughts and prayers are with you. RIF Ryan! You are honored for all that you did to protect our country.
Cindy Wood
November 11, 2012
Ryan, you were a wonderful student and a sweet, hardworking young man. Thank you for your service to our country.
Beth Ruggiero Bell
November 11, 2012
Paul, I am so very sorry. May God hold you and your family tight at your time of sorry. May your memories give you strength.
Carla Rundell
November 11, 2012
r.i.p. young man.and to the family my thought's and prays are with you .
November 11, 2012
We are so sorry at the loss of your son .
Arthur J Howe III
November 10, 2012
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Ryan will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
Suzanne MacDaniel
November 9, 2012
Ayzia, Bradlee & Adam may the memories of your brother fill your heart with SMILES. Heaven was needing a Hero. R.I.P. Ryan
November 7, 2012
Thank you soldier for th eultimate sacrifice, protecting our freedoms.
Colleen Kean
November 7, 2012
God Bless you, you will never be forgot and I do mean it. Everyone of all the soldiers that have fought and lost their lives for us are always in my prayers.
michelene clarke
November 7, 2012
Rest in peace Ryan.
Henryk Zaleski
November 7, 2012
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to our Brother-in-Arms, SPC Ryan P. Jayne U.S. Army. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Ryan. And to Ryan it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. Ryan you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. No greater love and patriotism are shown than when a man lays down his life in service to his country. Ryan, you are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Ryan's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud
November 6, 2012
May you and your family be forever greatful for the time you had with your hero son Ryan.May he now rest in peace. Thank you Ryan for fighting for the freedom of our country. Roberta Jayne Harley formerly from Penn Yan, NY Now living in Brocton, NY Please contact if we might be related.
November 6, 2012
To the family of SPC.Jayne, Please, accept our condolences on the loss of your brave Hero Ryan. We are grateful for his service and ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms and the way of life we enjoy in the US. He will not be forgotten. May GOD rest his soul and give you eventual healing from your grief. RIP Ryan
Marcia Carpenter
November 6, 2012
This Hero has made the ultimate sacrifice.
Our family is forever grateful for his service in
order to keep us safe. May God wrap His loving arms
around him, his family and friends and hold you close
throughout time. God Bless You Brother. Rest in Peace.
Ed S.
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