Visiting hours today for Ronan Guyer


Visiting hours for Ronan Guyer, the Southold High School freshman who died last week following a fall while practicing for an upstate cross country meet, will be held Today, Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Defriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck.

Additional visiting hours will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, also from 4 to 8. A religious service will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Peter Kelley of the First Presbyterian Church of Southold officiating.

Ronan, 14, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack during a practice for the state cross country championships outside of Buffalo.

He had been in a coma and on a ventilator in a Buffalo hospital since Friday, Nov. 9. He was injured after slipping on a patch of mud and hitting his chest on the ground, his family said. The impact was believed to have caused cardiac arrest.

He is survived by his parents, Lori and Stephen Guyer, his sister Shannon, and brother Colin.

His parents request that donations be made to the Peconic Gardiners Junior Sailing Association, a not for profit organization that promotes junior sailing on the East End. (Tax identification number 20-2810022).

Make checks payable to the PGJSA care of Ronan Guyer at PGJSA, PO Box 339, Southold, NY 11971.

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