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Official Obituary of

Ryan Phillip Abbott

October 21, 1982 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 41) 41 Years Old
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Ryan Abbott Obituary


October 21, 1982 - February 28, 2024

Ryan Phillip Abbott was born in San Diego, California.  He enjoyed a happy and active Southern California childhood, bodyboarding in the Ocean Beach surf with his brother, and playing baseball and soccer.  He graduated from Point Loma High School.

He relocated to Northern California, living and working in Eureka until he joined the United States Air Force in 2006 and trained as a Civil Engineer.

Ryan’s first station was Malstrom Air Force Base in Montana.  He was later deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan.  His last base was Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, from where his team was also assigned duty at Aviano Air Force Base in Italy.

His military honors include, among several others, medals with stars for both the Iraq and Afghanistan Campaigns, medals for National Defense Service, Global War on Terrorism Service, and a NATO medal.  Among his awards are also ribbons for Air Force Longevity Service, Air Force Expeditionary Service, and Overseas Service. Ryan was honorably discharged as a Senior Airman after serving seven years.

Ryan continued his education while working first in San Diego and later in Eureka before making Elko, Nevada his home for several years. He returned to Eureka in 2023.

After months of failing health, Ryan passed away at home in Eureka, in his mother’s loving care. 

He is survived by his mother Pamela Longacre, his father Jeffrey Abbott (Heidi), and brothers Clark (Amanda), and Kent.  He was predeceased by his stepfather, Donald Longacre.

Ryan’s ashes will be interred at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego on April 16, 2024.

Donations may be made in Ryan’s memory to Canine Companions Northwest Training Center in Santa Rosa, California. 

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