Ryan Thomas Normoyle, 29, of Closter, NJ passed away on August 10, 2020 while on a solo National Parks adventure in California. Ryan was born on April 3, 1991 in Queens, NY, and lived in Dumont, NJ throughout childhood and much of his young adulthood. It is through Dumont that he found his lifelong friends. Ryan was an active member of the Emerson Bible Church.
Ryan was a man of many talents and hobbies and poured his heart and soul into his interests. He was a self-taught woodworker with his own LLC, Ryan’s Woodworks. Those who are in possession of one of Ryan’s custom cutting boards, coasters, or wooden decor products know that they have a piece of his heart. Ryan was also a passionate drummer who toured many sites in the country with his band, Viking Viking Viking. On top of all of this, he was a fitness enthusiast, mountain biker, and avid photographer. For Ryan, nothing would combine his many passions like a west coast adventure to see the country’s National Parks.
Ryan is loved by all who knew him because of his huge heart and personality. Ryan and his infectious energy could enter a room full of strangers, and leave that room full of new friends. Many remember Ryan fondly as the fun-loving life of the party – dancing at the center of a dance floor, air-drumming a solo or crowd surfing at a wedding. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and left a loss for those who were yet to meet him.
Ryan is survived by his mother, Mary of Dumont; father Robert of Floral Park, NY; brother Keith (Donna) of Oakland and sister Hayley of Dumont. He also leaves behind his loving grandfather, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many beloved friends.
A mass in remembrance of Ryan will be held on Saturday, October 24 at 11:00 AM at Emerson Bible Church (162 Linwood Avenue Emerson, NJ 07630). A memorial service at Frech Funeral Home (161 Washington Ave Dumont, NJ 07628) will be held Sunday, October 25 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM, as well as Monday, October 26 from 5:00-9:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Bruce’s Legacy in Ryan’s name directly @ http://www.bruceslegacy.com/donate/in-memory/.