Dolgeville/Danube, NY-Ryan Mark Bladek, age 37, currently of Dolgeville, a lifelong Little Falls (Danube) resident, passed away on Sunday evening, January 7, 2018, in his home. He was born on April 24, 1980 in Wyoming, son of Mark and Linda Bladek of Little Falls. He graduated with Little Falls High School, “Class of 1998”. Ryan was an avid outdoors man. Summer was his greatest time of year when he would go tubing, kayaking, hiking, fishing and mostly anything that could be enjoyed outdoors. He had a tremendous passion for cooking. Ryan’s foremost priority in his life was his daughter, Piper, along with being in the presence of his many nieces and nephews. Survivors include his beloved daughter, Piper Jane, whom he loved with all of his heart and being; his companion, Hope Hutchins and her children, Billy, Devin and Oscar, with whom he resided with in Dolgeville and shared a wonderful 6 year union with; his parents, Mark and Linda of Little Falls; his cherished sister, Shauna Hernigle and husband Tom of Little Falls and their children whom Ryan adored, Hailey, Cody and Gracie; paternal grandparents, Roger and Beverly Bladek of Danube; numerous cherished aunts, uncles and cousins. Also surviving are his extended family members at Jamo's in Herkimer. The family will receive relatives and friends at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Albany St., Little Falls on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9 am until 11 am. His funeral will commence at 11 am following visitation at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Steven A. Scarcia, Rector, officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5 (town of Manheim), between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131, has been entrusted with Ryan’s funeral arrangements. To add to his life tribute, click to the left.