Christian J. “Skip” Seyerle Jr., age 76 of Marathon, NY passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Cayuga Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.
Born Noveber 19, 1942 in Cortland, NY he was the son of the late Christian J. and Marion Klamm Seyerle. He was graduated from Cortland High School and had been employed with Pall Trinity and Wizard Lighting and Sound Studio. Skip’s love was music and he has been performing since 1956. Most notable was with his best friend, Bob Story of Sempronius and Don Barber of Homer with the band “Donny and the Dukes.” They also were the front band at 3 Rivers Inn for several top entertainers. Later he formed the company, Wizard Lighting and Sound and traveled the country working with major entertainers and in his studio helping others make soundtracks and memories.
Skip is survived by his daughter, Gail (Scott) Badman of Moravia, NY; son Christian (JayJ) Seyerle IV of Marathon, NY, sisters, Carol (Hank) Borst of Vermont and Betsy (Jim) Finsterwalder of Cortland, NY; grandchildren, Jessica (Nick) Bradish, Sienna (Scot) Torbitt and Christian (Emily) Seyerle V; great grandchildren, Christian Seyerle VI, Peyton Seyerle and Tobias Torbitt; nieces, Annelise Bader and Sarah Natoli; nephews, Alec and Adam Lung. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by grand-daughter, Koryn Badman; the mother of his children, Betty Allen Seyerle; and his lifelong partner, Nancy Barrows who has been waiting for him on the other side since 2005.
A Celebration of his life will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 Route 221 East, Marathon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund at diocancerfund.org
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