Mark M. Byron
1929 - 2021
BORN
1929
DIED
2021
Husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, 92 Mark Byron passed away peacefully on September 16, 2021, with his wife of 69 years, Barbara Byron ("Bobbie"), by his side. In addition to his beloved wife, Mark will be remembered by his children Peter (Jane), Daniel (Judy), Cindy Austiguy (George), and Nancy; his grandchildren Emily and Kelley, Ian and Ben, Cole and Josie, and Persia; and great grandsons Luca and Orin, and soon-to-be baby girl DiMiero. Mark was born in Jersey City, NJ on May 31, 1929, where he attended Lincoln High School and excelled in varsity sports, particularly tennis. His education was furthered at University of Vermont, followed by The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. He also served in the U.S. Army, Army Chemical Corps. Sports played an important role for Mark throughout his life, a passion that he passed down to his children. In addition to playing USTA-sanctioned amateur tennis for nearly 80 years, Mark was an avid skier, bicycle rider, and hiker. Mark built a career in the insurance industry, starting and ending at New Jersey Life & Casualty. For nearly 60 years, Mark mentored many young professionals-some of whom remain at NJL&C to this day. Bobbie and Mark shared many interests: worldwide travel, film festivals, fine- and exotic dining, listening to audio books, and visiting their children and grandchildren in Colorado and Montana. Together, Bobbie and Mark enjoyed a life enriched by the many friends they've made over the decades, especially at Crane's Mill in West Caldwell. Memorial services will be held when travel and communal gatherings are safe for all.
Published by The Star-Ledger from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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Valmark Financial Group
October 13, 2021
Our deepest condolences. Mark was a wonderful man, who we will always remember for his warmth and intellect. May his memory be a blessing. The Weisselberg Family
Dianne Weisselberg
October 1, 2021
I was so sad to learn of Mark's passing this morning...but at the same time so happy to reflect on Mark's impact on me and countless others in the insurance industry. He was a wonderful, accomplished professional, but an even better human being. I admired Mark for many fine attributes, but particularly for his empathy, energy and physical prowess. At 25 years his junior, there is no way I could keep up with Mark and was always enthralled with his escapades on the ski slopes and the tennis court! The world needs many more Mark Byrons...a wonderful man whom many will miss greatly. My heartfelt condolences to his family and his business "family" at NJL&C. Jeff Wilt
Jeffrey Wilt
September 21, 2021
Mark was a great guy, mentor and friend to many of us in the insurance industry. I had the pleasure of meeting Mark and participating in the NJ Square Table Study Group and many other industry meetings and organizations and I was always proud to have him as a friend. He was a true gentleman and a professional and he will surely be missed. RIP my friend and please accept my condolences. Respectfully, John J. Doolan Cranford, NJ
John J Doolan
Friend
September 21, 2021
What a great man and true gentleman I have many wonderful memories of time spent with Mark on the tennis court, mountain biking in Moab and great conversations at breakfast´s at Morristown deli Couldn´t beat him in ping pong His love for Bobbie and family was always evident in his conversations What a wonderful full life Barry Pierce
Barry pierce
Friend
September 21, 2021
Fond memories of biking with Mark and his son Peter on Sundays on a regular basis in the Tewksbury countryside. We all had great trip to Moab Utah together on Kokapalli trail. Mark: Rest In Peace
Mike and Sheri Mintz
September 20, 2021
For Bobbie and Mark's many family members I want to share that, as you know, Mark was an extraordinary kind, thoughtful and caring person. I have many fond memories of Mark as we played tennis for many years. He was such a good friend and I will hold on to my memories of Mark and hold them close as an inspiration of kindness and open-heartedness.
Bill Kennard
September 19, 2021
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