Ryan Mallory

It is with a shattered heart we say that Ryan Mallory passed away on August 25, 2016. Ryan was an exemplary human being and all who met him were better for it. An athlete who was an avid sportsman involved in soccer, basketball, baseball, track and football through all his years of school at Annunciation and St. Mary's. Ryan continued his commitment to fitness by working out regularly and most recently running the Hot Chocolate 15K in San Francisco. He loved the Oakland Raiders and through the Wounded Warriors Project was able to attend several games and attend special Raider events the last couple of seasons. As a Petty Officer 2nd Class, Ryan was a Hospital Corpsman (HM2) who served a tour in Iraq, embedded with the Marines' Bravo Company as a field medic on over 25 missions. Ryan also was deployed on the USN Comfort, aiding victims after the earthquake in Haiti. He endured carnage, improvised explosives and the death of comrades in the field. He never thought of himself before others. He would go on to study medicine with the same intent but, his battles never ended after debriefing. Unfortunately, he carried that weight with him and he fought it with both fists for the better part of 10 years. Ryan is survived by his parents Allan Mallory and Tonnie Mallory, his brother and best friend, Erik Mallory, grandparents Eileen Lopez and Lee Mallory, numerous cousins, aunts and uncles, and many dear friends. Ryan is preceded in death by grandparents Jack Lopez and Melba Mallory. We will sorely miss his humor, wit, kindness and strength, all of which, he ever lovingly, bestowed on us. Rest in peace our dear brother and son! We will hold a Celebration of Ryan's Life and all who loved Ryan or would like to pay their respects are welcome. Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Elkhorn Country Club, 1050 Elkhorn Dr., Stockton, CA 95209. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ryan's memory to the Wounded Warriors Project or any Veterans program of your choice.