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Melanie Ida Peck Van Ry

Published on October 03, 2023

Port Leyden –Melanie Ida Peck Van Ry, 80, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, September 28, 2023.

Melanie was born in Cornwall, NY on October 23, 1942, the daughter of Floyd Worth and Ida May Quinn Peck. She grew up in the Hudson Valley, attending Highland Falls Elementary School and graduating in 1960 as valedictorian from Wallkill Central School. She continued her education at Syracuse University, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education and a Master of Arts in Education.

She married her loving husband and best friend Richard Arie Van Ry on June 10, 1967 in Osceola, New York. The couple settled for over 50 years at their home in Port Leyden.

She taught math at every level from elementary to middle school to Advanced Calculus for the Copenhagen Central School District.

Melanie is survived by her daughter Jennifer Van Ry Capozzi (John) of Marietta, and grandsons Jaiden, Kieran, and Rylan; and her son, Pieter Arie Van Ry of Colorado, and grandchildren Ellie and Zack. Melanie’s husband of 54 years, Richard, passed away on March 9, 2023.

Calling hours will be held Friday, October 6th from 4 -7:00 pm at Trainor Funeral Home 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville. Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 7th at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Salmon River Cemetery in Osceola.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Port Leyden Community Library, 3145 Canal Street, Port Leyden, NY 13433, or to the American Cancer Society, 100 Lomond Court, Suite 1, Utica, NY 13502.