Ryan Wilk Royal Princess Passenger Alaska Floatplane Death – Ryan Wilk, 39, was a Princess Cruises passenger aboard cruise ship Royal Princess who took a floatplane excursion with his wife Elsa, which crashed near Ketchikan, Alaska on Monday, May 13, 2019.
Wilk was a cybersecurity expert from South Jordan, Utah. Ryan was the vice president of customer success at NuData Security, a division of Mastercard. The couple were planning to move into their new home in the Salt Lake City suburb.
Friends and colleagues remember Wilk as an intelligent, witty man who cherished good beer and long conversations.
“I can tell you my brother was an amazing man, son, husband, brother and uncle. We are completely devastated,” his sister, Shannon Wilk, told Salt Lake City television station KSL.
“Ryan was a very kind man with a fun personality. I loved how much we laughed together,” Daniela Veliz Llaguno, Wilk’s first wife, told The Associated Press. His free time was spent camping, watching college football and listening to the Grateful Dead, she added.