Ryan James Stafford, age 19, resident of 19981 Skeltontown Road, Cambridge Springs, PA died on Saturday morning, August 28, 2010 as a result of a vehicle accident. The truck in which he was driving left Avonia Road, Fairview Township, Erie County and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other persons involved.

Stafford, Ryan JamesRyan was born on November 17, 1990 in Meadville, PA, the son of Mark Eugene Stafford and Tami Stafford. He lived all of his life in the Cambridge Springs area (Skeltontown). Ryan graduated from Cambridge Springs High School in 2009. He played football from Little Gridders directly through high school. Following graduation, he worked for the Stafford Construction Company for two years located in the area. The past six months he was employed by B & B Custom, Inc. of Edinboro doing auto body repairs. He had a real interest in truck repairs, both body and mechanical and had received auto body certification from PPG. His hobbies included hunting and camping.

Ryan’s surviving family include his mother – Tami Janoski Eggleston and her husband, Donald of Edinboro and his father – Mark Stafford with whom Ryan made his home in Skeltontown. Other family members include his maternal grandmother – Winifred Janoski of Cambridge Springs; his paternal grandmother – Betty Bearce and her husband, Roy of Cochranton; a brother – Jeremy Stafford and his fianc?, Sunshine Slayton of Saegertown; a sister – Autym Keem and her husband, David of Saegertown. Other survivors include two nephews – Reece and Wyatt and a niece – Kylie; several aunts and uncles and many cousins. Ryan was preceded in death of maternal grandfather – Steve Janoski and his paternal grandfather – Gerald Stafford.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. with Dick Motzing, pastor of the Indiana Assembly of God Church in Indiana, PA, officiating. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the family in care of the funeral home at 335 Venango Avenue, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403.