WEST SALEM TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania – Rhyan David Macko, 24, of West Salem Township, passed away following a long, hard fought battle with Ewing’s sarcoma on Friday evening, October 27, 2017 at home with his loved ones by his side.
He was born in Greenville on January 8, 1993 and was a 2011 graduate of Reynolds High School.
Rhyan worked for RC Disposal in North Dakota, a company that processed salt water in the oil drilling industry. He also worked for Flynn Tire in Mercer, until he had to quit when his cancer came back.
He loved the outdoors, hunting, guns and going to the shooting range. He also loved all things motor sports, including four wheeling, motorcycles, tractor pulls, trucks and vehicles in general. He also loved line dancing, especially at Bootleggers Saloon at Yankee Lake and the Family Affairs Campground in North East, Pennsylvania.
Rhyan is survived by his father, David J. Macko of Greenville; his mother, Julie Ann (Curtician) Harnett and her husband, Brian, at home; his son, Breyson David Macko at home; Breyson’s mom, Tamber Gillenwater at home; a sister, Courtney Ramirez and her husband, Rick, of Katy, Texas; two nieces, Zara Ramirez of Katy, Texas and Gabriella Harnett of Greenville; maternal grandmother, Marilyn Curtician of Greenville; paternal grandparents, George and Rebecca Macko of Greenville; two stepbrothers, Curtis Harnett of Greenville and Christopher Harnett and his wife, Danielle, of Hermitage; a stepsister, Melodie Harnett of Clark, Pennsylvania and several aunts; uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John Curtician and paternal great-grandmother, Edith Burns.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 30 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Osborne-Williams Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 73-75 Columbia Ave., Greenville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 North High Street, Greenville, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31 with Fr. David Foradori, pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial, with committal prayers, will follow the funeral mass, in the chapel at St. Michael Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania, 1001 State Street, Suite 502 Erie, Pennsylvania 16501.
Messages of sympathy, stories and photos can be shared at www.osborne-williams.com.