Byron Reckful Bernstein
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Byron Bernstein was a popular online gamer on Twitch known as “Reckful,” who was one of the highest ranking “World of Warcraft” players.

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Published in Southern Chester County Weeklies on Jul. 2, 2020.
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July 31, 2020
I have watched you from the beginning. I started playing WoW because of you. You had pulled me out of my own mental health issues through your stream. You literally saved my life and I watched every stream since that day. While I only had the privilege of meeting you once, it meant more to me than I let on. Thank you for everything you have done for us. We will miss you.
Josh
July 27, 2020
I miss you Reckful, this never got easier.
Sumayah
Daughter
July 20, 2020
God, I'm crying so hard right now. You brought me so much hope and joy. Byron you were the BEST streamer ever and brought my troubled life a lot of happiness. Your demons are a reminder to a lot of us who have shared similar fates. I wanted so bad to meet you one day. Man Rest easy, you deserved so much more, I wish we could have helped you more. I wish I got the chance to know you irl. Love you man, you will always be remembered in my heart
Bradford Miles Bush
Friend
July 17, 2020
Miss you, Reckful
L
July 15, 2020
You gave so much to this world. You were a inspiration to many. You may now rest in peace.
Tyler Coulter
July 15, 2020
I became aware of Byron through my son who grew up watching him from the old WOW days on. My son asked me to watch Reckful talking to Dr K in order to help me understand my son and his mental health battles a bit better. Reckful introduced so many to the idea of getting help for mental health issues. I was so sorry to hear he had passed. It's always sad when someone does tragically but this was someone who gave so much to others. He is truly beloved. I know his life will continue to inspire many. Your family and his closest friends are in my prayers. Byron is so missed.
Meghan McFadden
Acquaintance
July 14, 2020
Thanks for all the smiles you've ever put on the faces of everyone in the community
jamie K
Friend
July 14, 2020
I love you man, will remember you forever.
James Lind
Friend
July 14, 2020
Back in the days when i played WoW with some friends, they came up to me with Reckful's name. Great guy, clever player, and an amazing content creator. I was not been following his live streams recently, but his passing hits pretty much everyone in the community. Rest in peace, Byron. Condolences to the family.
Antonio Schönmann
Acquaintance
July 13, 2020
I remember watching Twitch a lot when I was in another country for college. It helped me deal with the loneliness because Byron was always interacting with us users on chat. There was one time my twitter photo was viewed by Byr and other users. That was fun. We all took your time for granted thinking you're gonna be here forever. But we will always remember you. You meant a lot to us. It'll be hard to not remember you. You never met me but if you did you wouldve had a lot of fun and laughs. Take care and say hi to your brother Guy. - AF (Chogall)
a f
July 13, 2020
To Byron and his family,

I've done nothing but nonstop watch old reruns of Byron from all time periods of since we've had the pleasure of knowing him. I am so grateful that he shared his life with us and I wish you and your family the best through the grieving process. Please know that he changed many lives.
Jon Gabriel
Friend
July 13, 2020
Alishia
July 11, 2020
Thanks for the many memories over the years, you brought joy to soo many of us and we are all going to miss you. My condolences to the family and close friends of Byron.
TJ
Acquaintance
July 11, 2020
You were a huge inspiration to me. You've accomplished and changed so many things and helped pave pathways for others. You were loved and you truly had an effect on me. I will miss you forever.
Zachary Rix
July 10, 2020
My deepest condolences. May Byron's family and love ones be comforted at this time. And may you continue to experience the warm embrace by your heavenly father.
Odette Wells
Acquaintance
July 7, 2020
Even though I never actually met Byron, he was a huge part of my childhood. I watched him stream on and off for the last 8 years or so. He always put a smile on my face. I truly cannot believe he is gone but I do know now he is in no more pain and can finally rest.

And to the family, words cannot express how sorry I am. As stated before, I never met Byron but I feel like I've known him almost my whole life, I can't even imagine what his closest friends/family are feeling right now. You never know how much an individual truly impacted your life until they're gone. I will miss him dearly.
T
July 7, 2020
Thanks for all that you did. You were an inspiration to thousands and the world is a better place for having had you in it. Rest easy, brother. You will never be forgotten.
T
Friend
July 7, 2020
condolences go out to the family of Byron. So sorry for your loss.
LeeRoy
July 7, 2020
The world lost a beautiful person. Someone who inspired and motivated tens of thousands of people, me being one of them. No matter how depressed he was, he had a way of making you feel better. You could be having a horrible day and within 10 seconds of turning his stream on, youd have a smile on your face. There arent very many people in the world capable of doing that and they should be cherished. Reckful meant a lot to me just like he meant a lot to his other viewers. We all felt like he was one of our best friends. I grew up with him and this loss pains me as if it were a family member. Ill always remember him. I hope that his family can somehow find peace. I hope that he is at peace.
Jordan White
Friend
July 6, 2020
Byron was a beautiful and smart humanbeing. He was a great inspiration to me growing up, I admired his every move. He was so cool to me and his life captivated me. With my most sincere condolences to his family, we all love Byron and pray for you to have peace in your hearts.
Drake
Friend
July 6, 2020
So deeply sorry and deepest sympathy to his family at this most saddening times. I watched his streaming . I play a rogue as well in the game. He actually got me start playing a rogue.
Kelly Wonson
Friend
July 6, 2020
As a long time follower/viewer of Byron I feel a dark void inside having heard the news of his death. Even though he didn't know me I feel that I knew him. In my 30+ years on this earth I've experienced plenty of loss and this one hits particularly hard for me. This led me to think about the thousands of people who feel the same way. It feels like losing a good friend. This is a pretty unique thing. I'm sure there's people out there with hundreds or maybe a thousand "friends" but I don't think there's anyone who had as many friends as Reckful did, whether he knew them or not. We knew him. The universe as a whole suffered a great loss on July 2nd and I grieve, not only his family and personal friends, but for all of you as well. May he be at peace now and forever.
John Russell
July 6, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.
July 6, 2020
Byron was a huge Inspiration for me, meet him at twitchcon 2018 and changed my life. He helped me change my perspective on live and help me climb out my hole of depression, im sorry for all the pain you were suffering from Byron you will be truly missed.

Love Danny.
Danny
Acquaintance
July 6, 2020
May you be at peace now Byron
Sam
July 5, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Jm
July 5, 2020
Byron will be missed by so many, so very sorry, may God be with the Bernstein family at this most difficult time of their loss.
July 5, 2020
Rest easy reckful, condolences to the family. ❤
Jacie
Acquaintance
July 5, 2020
Sincerest condolences to the Bernstein family, words seem so inadequate at this time, truly sorry for your loss, may God be with you all to comfort and strengthen you as you go through this very difficult time.
July 5, 2020
Truly sorry for your loss, may God be with the Bernstein family.
July 5, 2020
Deepest condolences to the Bernstein family, so very sorry for your loss, may God help you get through such a very difficult time.
July 4, 2020
Byron was more then just a WoW high ranking streamer. He was a inovator if you will. A entertainer, content creator on so many levels and platforms, and most of all he was a friend to all who would stop by and say hi. He made those who felt alone seem like they wasn't. He showed alot of us who grew up watching his streams and vlogs who Byron Bernstien was. Just human he showed more then he should've his vulnerabilities his insecurities, but he showed alot of good as well. His best moments in his life, and saddest. Byron said he had one brother left, Gary. But the truth be told Byron you had many brothers. call it para socialism what you want to phrase it as, but it's real. Gary you have so many brothers now broski. We love you Byron even if your gone your not forgotten rest easy brother you LEGEND.
Joseph Amador
Brother
July 4, 2020
I love you man, you will be missed, so much.
Nicholas Kersey
Friend
July 4, 2020
Rest in peace.
Karen Soh
Acquaintance
July 4, 2020
My deepest sympathies to Byrons family, dear loved ones and the gaming community. I am truly sorry for your loss. Byron obviously was dealing with something he could no longer bear. May the Father of tender mercies be with you all during this extremely difficult time.
Angel
July 3, 2020
o sorry you struggled with mental health issues I hope you are in Gods arms and not suffering anymore
Sophie Hetelekidis
July 3, 2020
You are loved and never forgotten. May you rest in peace
Rolf Alien
Friend
July 3, 2020
SHALOM , TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!! BROTHER BUT , MORE IMPORTANTLY ENJOY , YOUR 4TH OF JULY TO YOU !!!!!!!!! MY FRIEND !!!!!!!! JOHN 2:07-2:25-3:16-3:24 ???????????? MARK 1:08-1:11 !!!!!!!!! PROVERBS 4:10 ........ PSALMS 23:01-23:06 ........ & MATTHEW 26:09-26:75 ..........
KOBY DEAN FISHER SR
July 3, 2020
r.i.p byron
Fan
July 3, 2020
Byron was a regular at SPiN, the ping pong bar in downtown Austin that I was working at prior to the pandemic. Byron and his friends came in at least once a week for a few hours of ping pong and drinks. He was always kind and patient, even on our busiest days, and was extremely passionate about ping pong. I was always happy to go out of my way to reserve a table for him and his friends and make sure that they received great service and had an awesome time. I am so sorry to hear about Byron's passing. I know that wherever he's going, there is a ping pong table reserved for him. His presence will be missed in Austin.
Harley Goebel
Acquaintance
July 3, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My heartfelt condolences to the family's
July 3, 2020
My man reck I hope one day we can meet each other in gaming heaven someday in the arena but until then Keep queing it up bro. Till we meet again my man.
James Howard
Friend
July 3, 2020
I am sorry for the loss of someone so young. Byron was someone inspirational. The God of the heavens has promised to removed reasons for anxieties and stresses. Proverbs 12:25 says Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down but a good word cheers it up.
Lynetta
Acquaintance
July 3, 2020
condolences go out to the Bernstein family on the death of Byron. So sorry for your loss.
LeeRoy
July 3, 2020
May the memories carry you through this very difficult time.My condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. (Isa 61:1.)
Jan Frye
July 2, 2020
Sheila Smith
July 2, 2020
There is so much love expressed for you Byron. I hope you can be at peace now and your family stays strong.
Taylor Bernicky
July 2, 2020
So sorry for this last of an amazing human being. RIP Byron
Berry Carroll
Acquaintance
July 2, 2020
Im so so sorry to hear of the passing of Byron. May God be with the family as you grieve.I offer my condolences.
July 2, 2020
Love you Byroni, I'll miss you dearly.
The Dude
Acquaintance
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