SSgt. Ryan C. Faraone, age 29, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Little Rock, AR. He was born in Albuquerque, NM on March 2, 1986. Ryan was currently serving in the United States Army National Guard TDY in Arkansas. Ryan was a recipient of the following awards and achievements: Meritorious Service Medal, Army commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Armed Forces Reserved Medal, Global War on Terrorism, and Iraqi Campaign Medal. Ryan enjoyed hunting, golfing, dirt biking, shooting and camping.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert C. Faraone; his paternal grandparents, Peter and Chris Faraone; and his maternal grandmother, Vesta Whitlow. Ryan is survived by his wife, Ashley Faraone; his son, Elias C. Faraone; his loving mother, Vicki Ojeda and husband Miguel; his father, Paul Quintana and wife Sharon; his siblings, Tarah Faraone-Arriola and husband Adrian, Adrian Quintana, Adam Quintana (Amber Acosta), Tanya Quintana, Desiree Lovato (Robert Van Orman), and Dominic Lovato; maternal grandfather, Robert Dale Whitlow; grandparents, Transito and Dolores Quintana; father and mother-in-law, Pete and Roberta Padilla; and other numerous relatives and friends. Ryan will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those whose hearts he touched.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 8, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna Rd., NE, where Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. with full Military Honors. Serving as Pall Bearers will be SFC Gabriel Ogaldez, SSG Johnny Vallejos, SSG Seth Heath, SSG Chris Webb, MSG Gerald Barkhart, and MAJ Ali Dipour. Honorary Bearers will be Adam Quintana, Adrian Quintana, Adrian Arriola, Josh Thoma, Miguel Duran, Patrick Williams, Jose Barrientos, Joseph Lucero, Peter Faraone, Gary Zupancic, Jeff Mora, and Eugino Quintana.
A Reception will follow the services at the NM Armory, 4001 NW Loop, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. At the family request in lieu of flowers, a Memorial account has been set up for Memorial contributions and can be made at any branch of the US Eagle Credit Union.
Ryan's care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114