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Ryan E. Ersick

September 26, 1990 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 30)


Ryan E. Ersick, 30, of Derry died Friday January 8, 2021 in UPMC-Shadyside Hospital. He was born September 26, 1990 in Latrobe the son of David Ersick (Diana) of Derry and Brenda Heffelfinger (Dan Barchesky) of Derry.
Ryan was a 2009 graduate of Derry Area High School and was an FFA Alumni. He was a former member of the Derry AG Fair and a member of the Brush Valley Tractor Club. His hobbies were Demo Derby and Tractor Pulling.
He enjoyed working on antique tractors with friends, bailing hay, other farm chores, taking trips to try different pizzas, attending tractor shows and was a Sportsmen Enthusiast.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents James and Ruth Heffelfinger, his "Pap" Larry Nicholson, his paternal grandfather George Ersick and a brother Marcus Yockey.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his paternal grandmother Joan Ersick (Ronald Hutchison) of Derry, his girlfriend and love of his life Casey Columbus of Somerset, his aunt and godmother Monica Massari (John) of Greensburg, his uncle and godfather James Heffelfinger  (Linda) of Kitzmiller, MD, his step brother Mike Palek of Derry, his step sister Kelli O'Rourke (Tim) of Greensburg, nephews; Zion Shirley and Brady O'Rourke. Nieces; Karli Sutton, Quinn and Murphy O'Rourke.
Friends will be received Monday from 4-7pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry.  A service will be conducted Tuesday at 2pm, at the Old Salem Church Rt 982 Derry with the Rev. Dr. Mark Yarger officiating.
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