Sam Daniel Ryder
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Sam Daniel Ryder, 31, of DeWitt, NewYork, passed away unexpectedly at his mother's home on Christmas evening after a beautiful day spent with his beloved family. He was employed by one of his dearest friends, Billy Fuccillo Jr, and recently earned his Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Northern Arizona University. Sam was bigger than life; he had a heart of gold, a million-dollar smile and a sense of humor that was unmatched. Sam cherished and fiercely protected his family and friends. In his free time, Sam loved to vacation in the Bahamas, play paint ball, pool, and golf.
Sam is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Grillo and Lucille Olin.
He is survived by his mother Dana F. Grillo (Tim Thorp) of Camillus, father Bob Ryder of Fayetteville, sister Angela Ryder, half sister Kristin Collins, nephew Jack Ryder Perkins, paternal grandparents Bill and Lenore Ryder and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins (Morabitos of Camillus/DeWitt). Sam is also survived by his beautiful and loyal girlfriend, sweet Michelle Montanaro.
A calling hour will be held at St. Charles of Borromeo Church on Saturday, January 2nd from 10-11AM, followed by a brief service.
In lieu of flowers, please hug your loved ones and hold on to them tight.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on Jan. 7, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
2
Calling hours
10:00 - 11:00 AM
St. Charles of Borromeo Church
JAN
2
Service
St. Charles of Borromeo Church
JAN
9
Calling hours
10:00 - 11:00 AM
St. Charles of Borromeo Church
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19 entries
January 3, 2021
Dana and Family
I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your son. I remember your Dad Sam fondly and my brief time working with you in early days.
My prayers are with you. May God bless you all. Susann Panek
Susann Panek
Friend
January 3, 2021
Dana and Family
I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your son. I remember your Dad Sam fondly and my brief time working with you in early days.
My prayers are with you. May God bless you all. Susann Panek
Susann Panek
Friend
January 2, 2021
Bob and Dana and family. My heart breaks for you all. I am so sorry. I wish I knew him better. Bob, he looked just like you.
Tom Dwyer
Friend
January 2, 2021
It seems impossible to believe this is real, my thoughts and love to your Family.
martin merola
Friend
January 2, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Dale Dement
Friend
January 1, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
michele peckham
Acquaintance
January 1, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Kate Ojo
January 1, 2021
Sam was a good friend to my son Rob. He was an amazing young man with a million dollar smile. May we extend our very deepest sympathy to Sam’s family and friends. He will be sorely missed. I pray that some of your pain will eventually be replaced with beautiful memories. Jude and Rob Swift
Jude Swift
Friend
January 1, 2021
Sams Poem<br /><br />by Julia Stanton-Peck
julia stanton-peck
Family
January 1, 2021
Loving Family
Family
January 1, 2021
Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all in the difficult time we love you
Sheena Bobby & the kids
Family
December 31, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Cynthia E Drake
Friend
December 31, 2020
We are so grateful for the time we had with Sam, especially on family vacations and the times he came to visit us in California over the years. Our hearts are with all others who are grieving this loss.
Bill, Stephanie, Charlie and Brooks Ryder
Family
December 31, 2020
Loving Family
Family
December 31, 2020
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December 31, 2020
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Family
December 31, 2020
My heart breaks for you Dana. Just know that you and the rest of Sam's family are not alone in the sharing of this grief. During periods in our lives when tragedy strikes we should take strength from knowing that there are always those who will support and love us and never abandon us in our sorrow. May God Bless your son and his family whom I love as my own. My deepest sympathies. Love, Philip,
Phil Ruffini
December 31, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss of Sam. UG Just loved his spirit and how much fun he was. He will be missed by all his family and friends. We hope that we can show our love for Sam through our actions towards our family's and each other. Rest in Peace dear Sam. You are surly in heaven with My Dad and all your family.
Love Diane and UG Ryder
Garrett and Diane Ryder
Family
December 31, 2020
So Glad you were in my life for the short time at Fuccillo Nissan. I liked when you gave me a hard time at the way I sounded saying some things with my accent. You were a nice young man. God has a plan for you Sam. RIP.no
Linda Hammecker
Coworker
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