Hayden Andrew Ryan

Hayden Andrew Ryan

Hayden Andrew Ryan, 18, of Moon Twp. passed away on October 30, 2023 in Allegheny General Hospital after a tragic car accident.  He was born in Weston West Virginia on March 15, 2005 the son of Andrew Ryan & Quinn (Yochym) Ryan and step father Chip VanAlsburg.

Hayden graduated from Moon High School class of 2023.  He earned his welding and fabrication certification from Parkway West Career & Tech Center.  He also earned his certification for dealing table games from C.C.A.C.  He was working as a table games dealer at Rivers Casino.  Hayden enjoyed being the best big brother to Ethan and looking up to and idolizing his big brother Alec. Hayden enjoyed swimming at the river with his friends, spending time with Hayleigh, listening to music, gaming, shooting guns, hunting, campfire chats, riding his bike, playing with Remy and fishing (but not really). Hayden was a jokester who loved to play pranks.  Hayden’s favorite holiday was Halloween! Hayden dreamed of building his own successful business.

Hayden is proceeded in death by his “Gran” Donna Yochym, his “PaPa” Roger Ryan, and his fur babies Max, Leo, Sassy and Heidi.

In addition to his parents, Hayden is survived by a sister, Delaney “Apple” Ryan, brothers, Alec Yochym and his girlfriend Maddie, his little brother Ethan Ryan, Hayden’s long-term girlfriend Hayleigh and his fur babies, Chopper and Remy.

His extended family in WV included “Granddad” Greg Yochym, Aunt “C” and Uncle “T” Shreves, cousins Brody and Brent Shreves, several great Aunts, one great uncle and many cousins. His extended family in SC included ” Na-Na ” Ryan, Aunt Maeghan, Great Aunt Bonnie and Great Uncle Robert Ford, and several cousins. His many good friends included  Cody, J.J., Sam, Kodee, Connor “Nort”, Malique, Jack his brother from another mother , his two sleepover besties Em and Ash  as well as many childhood friends that he held so close to his heart.

Hayden had the kindest heart that we have ever known.

Friends will be received on Saturday November 4th from 2PM until time of Service at 7PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.)

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Michael Trella Foundation and/or Parkway West CTC Welding and Fabrication program.   

16 thoughts on “Hayden Andrew Ryan

  1. A loss such as this cannot be measured, only endured. Blessings upon your family, friends and loved ones. We all will keep you in our hearts.

  2. 🙏🙏 So very sorry for your loss, My daughter works at Parkway and met Hayden in the Welding program I also met him at the banquet last year, Olivia talked so highly of Hayden that he was kind ,respectful and just an all around great guy, and she just saw him at the Casino she was thrilled to see him. Rest in peace. 🕊️🙏🙏

  3. Sincerest condolences and love from the Cederdahl family on the loss of Hayden. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you.

  4. I shadowed Hayden on a table game months ago when he was new at Rivers Casino. He was talking with his father Andy as I stood there when we didn’t have any customers on the game that day. I saw the love and connection between them. Sometimes I would see him on break and he was always polite. I have been so heartbroken since I heard of his passing.

  5. Dear Andrew, Quinn, and Chip,

    I am truly sorry to hear about the heartbreaking loss of your son, Hayden. No words can fully express the depth of sorrow and pain you must be feeling, and my heart aches for your family during this difficult time.

    “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller.

    Ms. Keller’s words remind us that the love and memories you shared with your son will forever remain a part of you. While it may be impossible to fill the void left by his absence, may the cherished moments and the love you had for him bring you comfort and strength in the days ahead.

    Please lean on your loved ones and take one step at a time on this journey of healing.

    Sending you all my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy.

    With love and support,

    Anna

  6. To my brother Andy,

    I can only imagine the pain and heartache you are feeling at this moment. To lose your child at such a young age. To not see what he may grow up to be. Your heart is broken. I wish I could do something to make the pain go away. I’m ur little sister but I would do anything to make your heartache and pain stop. I am here for you just reach out to me and I will help in anyway I can. Just know I am only a phone call away. I love you Andy… I’m so sorry for the lose of Hayden. It’s not as beautiful a world without him here..love Maeghan

  7. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I hope you will find peace and comfort in the Love that will live Forever in your precious memories.
    Sincerely,
    Connie

  8. Chip and family –

    I can’t imagine your grief. I hope you are able to keep all the fun, positive, enjoyable memories close to you to help balance. Know that so many of your family and friends are supporting you always.

  9. I was in parkway autobody him and i always talked and joked while waiting for our busses to go home after each day, Ive been trying to find hayden since I graduated in 2023 since we fell out of contact i did hear about the crash but didn’t know it was him untill now.
    Thanks for talking and telling jokes with me rest easy Hayden

    ~Cameron Dickson McMahon

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