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.