Alan Roger Wrightsman, of Syracuse NY left this world surrounded by his loving family on June 16, 2019 after a courageous battle with COPD.
He was born on August 7, 1946 in Syracuse, NY and moved from Pompey while in high school where he graduated from Nottingham High School. Alan was a veteran of the United States Army stationed in Korea. He returned home to have a long career as a welder at Carrier Corporation where he retired in 2006. Alan raised his family in the beloved Valley section of Syracuse and was a proud member of the Valley American Legion. He had a passion for family, friends and Harleys. Alan was a founding member of the motorcycle club The Valley Desperados in 1978 and he was an award-winning builder of motorcycles.
Survived by his adoring wife of 50 years, Maureen; children, Peter (Kathleen Marcoux), Beth (Stephen) Younis, Amy (Lew) Gilbert, and Sara (Jason) Cassell; his brothers James (Anita), Daniel (Mary Jo), Jere (Lisa), and Steven, a sister in law Mary Ann Howard and grandchildren, Hannah, Reagan, Luke, Madalyn, Ian and Ella along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10am at the Edward J. Ryan & Son Funeral Home, 3180 Bellevue Ave. The family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday, June 20th from 4-7pm at the Edward J Ryan & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave, Syracuse, NY 13208.