Taryn Enck, 25

Jan. 14, 1992 - Aug. 09, 2017
Taryn Enck, Jan. 14, 1992 - Aug. 09, 2017

Taryn Lynn Enck, who had struggled for more than 10 years with hereditary angioedema, a rare genetic disease, died on Aug. 9 at home on Mulford Avenue in Montauk. She was 25 years old.

Ms. Enck had excelled at many sports throughout her years at McGann Mercy High School in Riverhead. She played varsity first doubles in tennis as a freshman and continued as co-captain as a senior. In each of her high school years, her family wrote, she earned all-league or all-division honors. She also earned varsity letters as a softball pitcher and in winter track.

“Taryn was very passionate in her interests, which included sports, the environment, photography, equality for all. She did not let her disease define her. She fought every day through the pain but had a smile on her face. Her strength was unwavering!” her family wrote.

She was born at Southampton Hospital on Jan. 14, 1992, a daughter of the former Catherine Roxbury and Brigham Enck of Montauk, both of whom survive. Ms. Enck graduated from the Montauk School, attended the Stella Maris School in Sag Harbor, and graduated from McGann Mercy High School.

In addition to her parents, a sister, Megan R. Herlihy of Amagansett, survives, as do her grandmother Cecilia McCaffrey Rarrick of East Hampton, her grandparents Barry and Irene Enck of Mechanicsburg, Pa., an aunt, Susanne Roxbury of Montauk, an uncle, James Roxbury of Harrisburg, Pa., and many cousins.

The family received visitors on Aug. 13 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A funeral Mass was said on Aug. 14 at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk. Ms. Enck was buried at Fort Hill Cemetery in that hamlet.

Her family has suggested donations in her name to the Montauk Ambulance Company, 12 Flamingo Avenue, Montauk 11954, or the Hereditary Angioedema Association, 10560 Main Street, Suite PS40, Fairfax City, Va. 22030.