Byron Markle
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Byron L. Markle
York
Byron L. Markle, the 20 year old beloved son of Dina J. Seifert of York, was taken away too young on Friday, September 9, 2016 in a tragic auto accident in what he'd call his second home, Penn State. Byron's father is Barry E. Markle of Hazelton, PA.
While growing up and being raised by a single mother, Byron had a few male role models in his life. His "Pap" (Daniel Seifert, Sr.), was his strongest supporter in every aspect of his life. It was well known at any sporting event Byron played that if you saw Byron, Pap and Meems were sure to be there! Byron loved his Pap and Meems (Sandy Seifert), just as much as he loved his mom! His uncle, Dan Seifert, Jr., Matt Ferree and Brian Litvak, would become the three men to also fill spots as role models in his life.
Byron had no siblings, but he had many, many "brothers", or those who he claimed to be his "brothers", including Dalton Childs, Andy Stewart, John Bagnall, Ben Doorn, Clinton Bohn, Louis Litvak and Matt Shive. He also had many to claim as "sisters", two being Lauren Litvak and Briana Frost and many more to list. Byron has also to cherish a great aunt, Susan Swartz, and Aunt Alicia and extremely close cousins, Kayla, Nicole, Troy and Harley; and his bae, Morgan Johnston.
Byron graduated from Dallastown High School in 2014. He was an avid golfer. For many years he did not know what sport he wanted to play. He enjoyed, but did not excel in, baseball and basketball. One day his Pap took him out to golf and from that moment on his life would change forever. He could be seen playing golf in any weather from sun up to sun down. Once graduating from Dallastown, Byron would enter Penn State University in State College and major in Professional Golf Management. This past summer, Byron had the privilege to go to Martha's Vineyard and meet many celebrities, including President Obama.
Byron had a passion in life and that was to make people laugh and to make friends. He cherished everyone he encountered and made the most of each day. If you had the chance to know Byron, then you had a best friend forever. Not a day went by that Byron and his mom did not talk or text and say, "I love you more than mostest".
Byron's true loves in his life were his mom, Pap, Meems, dog, Lexie and his new kittie, Kittie Markle and of course his friends.
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die". Rest in peace my baby boy.
Following cremation, a Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Fourth United Methodist Church, 1067 E. Market Street, York, with his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Ken Loyer of Spry U.M.C., officiating. A visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of York County, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA 17406.
Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York.
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Published by York Daily Record on Sep. 13, 2016.
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9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Fourth United Methodist Church
1067 E. Market Street, York, PA
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17
Celebration of Life
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1067 E. Market Street, York, PA
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Dina, Mr.and Mrs. SeifertAnd all Byron´s family and friends. Byron lives on in the hearts of all those he touched for nothing loved is ever lost and he was love so very much. Hopefully time has soften the pain somewhat. Just wanted to let you know that our thoughts are with all of you. And that the memories of Byron are cherished and still live on in our hearts.
The Dalaperas Family Christopher Christine Giorge Nikos
Friend
September 7, 2021
You are truly miss and i'm keeping an eye on your mother for you nephew.
Belinda. Gardner
Friend
September 7, 2021
To the Family of Byron, my deepest sympathies go out to you. I did not know your son, but my youngest son is dating Marin Garbril whom your son was good friends with. She told me about this tragic accident and my heart went out to you. Because I lost my Oldest son Colby at the age of 23 to suicide. And No it was not drug related at all.....the loss of a child is something no parent should ever have to go through....if you ever need to talk, please feel free to contact me....my name is Tammy Huff, and Marin can give you my contact information. Many Prayers being sent your way. October 8th will be 1. 1/2 years since my Colby passed, and it does not get any easier......sorry to say, but you need to find support!!!!! I'm a phone call away if you need to talk...... my love is being sent your way, even though I don't know you, but believe me, I know what your going through and feeling at this very moment
Tammy Huff
September 27, 2016
Dina and family,

I am so sorry for your tragic loss of your beloved Byron. I knew him as a volunteer with Special Olympics Golf. He was the kind of young man any Mother would be proud to call her own. May your dearest memories of him and your faith in God comfort you.

Sincerest condolences,
Sue Joiner
Susan Joiner
September 19, 2016
Dina,

Thank you again for your kind words and for letting me and my fellow Omega teachers be part of Byron's life. He was a wonderful young man and we were privileged to have known him.

I have become a father since I knew Byron and I cannot begin to fathom your loss, but you are in our prayers.

Warren Himes
Warren Himes
September 17, 2016
Dina, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Byron has touched may lives and we are all the better for knowing him.

Much love.
Chris and Ann Urbaniak
September 17, 2016
Dina, Sandy & Dan, it is w/a heavy heart that we lose a fine example of what young people should be. Byron was always a positive, happy, wonderful part of our family. Any of our reunions he would attend, he was glad to play our silly games, be it wiffle ball, bingo or whatever. I know how much a part of the family he was, all of you gave him all the support a young person could ask for. I remember taping the Cougar baseball games, especially the one when he played Red Lion & his cousin Josh. It seems like just last year & I'll treasure that & the reunion pics forever. Sue & I want to express our deepest condolences & our prayers are with you.
Mike Schaale
September 16, 2016
Such a tragic loss! May you find comfort in the days ahead. Our prayers and sympathy are with all of the family at this time.
Kristi and Wayne Neidecker
September 16, 2016
Dina, Byron had the best mama anyone could ever ask for! You were there for him 100% and always put him first in life. You raised him to be such a kind, smart and loving young man, and such a handsome one! I know he was your world and you were his and that you could not have been more proud of him! He is now your angel in heaven and will Always be watching over you. I love you so much Dina and am always and forever here for you.
Stephanie Stump
September 16, 2016
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Robert Eshelman
September 16, 2016
To Byron's family,
It is with deep sadness that we are sending this message. We had the pleasure of knowing this kind, polite and sweet young man. Byron was friends with our daughter, Carly. They shared many good times at Dallastown and at Penn State. Byron was very respectful and a joy to be around. We are heartbroken by his loss. We hope that you can find comfort in knowing that he touched so many lives and will be greatly missed. We are sending prayers your way.
With the deepest sympathy,
The Frisby Family
Joanne Frisby
September 14, 2016
Dina,mr and Mrs. Siefert and all Byrons family members, my heart is breaking for all of you I pray for all of you to find the strength and the courage to carry-on. And to know that Byron was a fine young man and that is all because of all the hard work and time and love you put into raising him. He truly will be missed , memories of him will be treasured. And he will remain in the hearts of all the people that has had the pleasure of knowing him. What a beautiful beautiful obituary. Sending loving thoughts and prayers your way.
The Dalaperas family
Christopher, Christine Giorge,Nikos Dalaperas
September 14, 2016
Dina--We are sending prayers and hugs to you and your entire family as you deal with this difficult time. As time passes....may all of your amazing memories of Byron bring smiles to your faces and help to mend your broken hearts. He was loved by so many and was a wonderful young man. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Denise and Ken Weigle
September 14, 2016
My deepest sympathies to Dina and family. Although, I briefly knew Byron from church as a young child my heart breaks for the family. I also know that my parents are deeply saddened by this news. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. May god give you the strength to get through this difficult time.
Janessa Danz
September 14, 2016
Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your wonderful son, Byron.
Byron was a friendly and giving person as he volunteered and helped at Special Olympics York County Golf.
All of our athletes enjoyed his friendship and golf
instruction. He was a vey special young man and is remembered in a very special way.
We will keep your and all of his family in our prayers. Sincerely, Barbara, Bob and Jenny
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Barbara & Bob Laudeman
September 13, 2016
In honor or your son and the special kind of love only a mother and son can hold. May this eternity candle burn forever and you will be connected always. I am so very sorry for your loss, Dina. My prayer is that God grants you and your parents the strength and solace to get through this and heal until you are reunited. Sending my thoughts, prayers, and love to you and your family. Please take care my old friend.
Cathy (Mahanes) Johnson
September 13, 2016
In honor of your son and love you both held for one another. May his light be with you every day until that day you are reunited. I can't express how sorry I am. So much love to you and your family.
Amber Gotwalt-Koicuba
September 13, 2016
My major regret was us losing touch with one another after graduation and that our sons were never able to meet one another. It is beyond obvious that you raised one incredible young man, who loved you as much as you loved him. I wish that I could have met him and had the pleasure of spending time with him. As a mother and long lost friend, my heart and soul ache for you during this very difficult time. Please know that you are so loved and being held in so many prayers. My deepest sympathy and love to you and your family .
Amber Gotwalt-Koicuba
September 13, 2016
Dina,
As a mom of four I can not imagine what you are going through. When I got the call Friday night I wept for you and Matt F. (an old friend). My boys Landon and Cameron were friends with Byron and took the news hard. I have been praying every day for you to somehow find a way to get through this.

God Bless,
Sheri Baer and family
Sheri Baer
September 13, 2016
Dina, grief is so hard but you now have a guardian angel watching over you. Bryon loved you so very much and the bond that you two shared was like no other. I am so glad I have the privilege of knowing and spending time with Byron. He was a very special boy. Love you!!!
Summer Koons
September 13, 2016
call me if you need to talk. greif is a terrible thing you never relaize your children will go before you. I am praying for you and your family
Barbara Lagares
September 13, 2016
Dina,I am so sorry for your loss Byron was such a polite and respectable boy .I met both of you at church and when Pastor Ken told us of your loss I couldn`t help but to cry. He was such a help to others and I remember you said you and Byron liked to help with the special olympics and that was a wonderful thing for both of you. You are always in my prayers
Barbara Lagares
September 13, 2016
Dina my heart go out to you and your family members, so sorry about Byron and yes he will live in the hearts of many. For i will remember you all in my prays.
Belinda Gardner
September 13, 2016
I am so sorry for loss of your son.
ClyTi and Rick Swartz
September 13, 2016
Dina, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Byron as such a sweet and intelligent boy. You are in my thoughts.
Teri Barshinger (from the "Small Steps toddler room")
Teri Barshinger
September 13, 2016
My thoughts and prayers to the family and his friends in this time of great sorrow. Stephanie Calder Crim
September 13, 2016
Dina, you and your family our in my thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time. I had Byron in my class at Small Steps.
Brandi Sneddon
September 13, 2016
What a beautiful tribute to Bryon. Although I did not know him personally, my daughter Emily had many classes with him at Dallastown. May you always treasure the good times you had with him and have peace in knowing that because he accepted Christ as his Lord and Saviour, you will one day see him again.
Respectfully,
Cathy Siegel
September 13, 2016
Dina, I am so sad for you for the loss of your handsome son. You are in my thoughts.
Melanie Kinney
September 13, 2016
Dina and family,
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers...Kim (Jones) Montgomery
Kimberly Montgomery
September 13, 2016
Dear Dina and Family:
We are so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine the pain all of you are going through...to lose a child is the hardest thing! Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. As hard as it is, Byron is in a much better place. God has called one of his angels home. I am sure he will always be looking down on you and missing you as you are missing him. Our deepest sympathies...
Jim and Kris Swartz
September 13, 2016
With deepest condolences to you and your family. I do not know your son but I know that the community is missing a peice of it's own. God bless.
Trout family
September 13, 2016
Our children attend Dallastown School District. They are younger than Byron but we know many students who knew this fine young man. As he has been spoken about in many circles, since his tragic accident, I have only heard the most kind and wonderful things about Byron. We wanted to share our condolences as fellow Dallastown parents. We are so very sorry for all who loved him so very much. God Bless. The Brockway family
September 13, 2016
He was a great friend to my son, Anthony. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Kate Bettencourt
September 13, 2016
Dearest Dina, I can't even begin to know the pain you are experiencing....I love you, my dear friend...I am so sorry for your loss~
Krista Klingenmaier
September 13, 2016
My son Nick Sutton was friends with Byron and very saddened about his passing. My heart goes out to you. May God give you strength during this most difficult time.
Cathy Bosley
September 13, 2016
We are so very sorry for your loss!!! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rob, Kathy, Brady and Blair altland
September 12, 2016
Dina,

You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Byron was an amazing young man that was loved by all. We cherish all the memories. Julie Lovett and Tyler Butcher
Julie Lovett
September 12, 2016
I had the pleasure of coaching Byron in the cougars organization. He was always a pleasure to have around. Never without a smile or good thing to say. God called a real angel home. He will be missed greatly.
Randy Stambaugh
September 12, 2016
Dina and family, our hearts go out to you and your family at a sad time like this,
Bella Dzyn's
September 12, 2016
Dina I don't know you or your son but my heart is heavy for you and your family, I can't imagine your grief, please know your son is in Gods hands now and he is being well taken care of. Byron RIP
Phyllis Benicewicz
September 12, 2016
Deepest sympathies are sent to you Dina and you family. This is an unfathomable thing to have happened. It was well known that Byron was the love of your life and always will be. You were always so proud of him. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. GOD has his perfect golfer in heaven with him. May he rest in peace and you have many loving memories to cherish.
Condolences.
Greg, Stephanie, Timothy, Laura, and Ashley
The Messman-Bowers Family
Stephanie Messman
September 12, 2016
My son Mitchell Schue was friends with Byron and talked about some memories with me tonight! God Bless Byron and everyone who loved him!
September 12, 2016
Dina my heart aches for you. Bryon was a special person. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to see and know you you at West York and keep tabs on Byron"s many successes. Your love and bond was one of a kind. What a joy he was to have in class! As a single mom I can't eve imagine the depth of your loss. I am out of town the day of the service and I am so sad to miss his celebration of life. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sharon O'Malley
September 12, 2016
Dina, Words cannot express the pain and sadness of this tragedy. Please know you are in my prayers. While I never met Byron, your stories you shared during the nights at YAP demonstrated the love you and Byron shared. Your dedication as a mom were always evident. May his memories live on in the days, weeks and months ahead, and help you find peace. Sincerely, Lynn Jerome
Lynn Jerome
September 12, 2016
Dina and family...we are so sorry for your loss! He was a sweet boy! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Laurie & Nelson Snyder
September 12, 2016
Dina, we will all miss this great young man. Our deepest condolences to you and your parents. My Byron find many great golf courses to play in heaven. Love, The Doorns.
September 12, 2016
What a beautiful tribute to Byron. I had the privilege to be Byron's first grade teacher. He was a sweet boy who would also become friends with two of my sons, Chandler and Jordan. He will be missed by so many but was loved dearly for his 20 years here on Earth.
Kristin and Paul Green
Kristin Green
September 12, 2016
Dina and family,
We are all so very sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
The Funk Family
Melissa, Steve , Noel and Aaron
September 12, 2016
Dina, we are so sorry about Byron. I know how close you two were. May God embrace you & give you strength & encouragement. Love you.
Ginny & George Hoffman
September 12, 2016
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