Ethan James Sulik-Doty, 22, of Whiting


WHITING — It is with broken hearts that the family of Ethan Sulik-Doty announces his passing on Oct. 24, 2023, at the age of 22. Ethan was born on April 18, 2001, in Burlington, Vt. He was the beloved son of Christine Sulik and Russell Doty, and brother of Kaitlin Sulik-Doty of Whiting.

Ethan was an exceptional individual, and if you were lucky enough to know him, you are truly blessed. Ethan had an infectious passion for life and a smile that was contagious. He made the most of every minute he spent with his family and many amazing friends. He was kind, intelligent, self-driven, and adventurous. There is no job or request he would not honor without a smile on his face. Ethan found joy in every part of his life.

Ethan loved working out and spending many hours with friends and family. He enjoyed going to the lake and driving the boat, as well as making the best memories with family and friends. Ethan also enjoyed spending time downhill skiing. Ethan attended Otter Valley Union High School, where he graduated in 2019. While there, he was an exceptional student, graduating near the top of his class. While at Otter Valley, he was the recipient of many academic achievement awards. He was a member of the National Honor Society as well as a member of both the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams.

After graduating, Ethan enrolled in the Rochester Institute of Technology. While there, he excelled in his studies and was set to graduate in May 2024 with a master’s degree in electrical engineering.

Ethan leaves behind his parents, Christine and Russell; his beloved sister, Kaitlin; his maternal grandmother, Florence (Dearnley) Sulik; and his paternal grandparents, Clifford and Nancy Doty. Ethan is also survived by his uncle, Brad Sulik, and his wife, Christi; his aunt, Karen Doty; his cousins, Brandon Doty, Emily, and Justin Sulik; as well as many other aunts, uncles and cousins. Ethan was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Alan Sulik.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at 12:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Good Help — St. Mary’s Church, Brandon. Graveside committal services and burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Castleton. A reception will follow. Calling hours will take place on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 4-6 p.m., at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home, Brandon.◊


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