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Christian "Skip" J. Seyerle, Jr.

November 19, 1942 — August 25, 2019

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 November 19, 1942 in Cortland, NY, he was the son of the late Christian J. and Marion Klamm Seyerle.  He  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 granddaughter, 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 on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at the Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 Route 221, Marathon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Stephen's Catholic Church

16 Academy St, Marathon, NY 13803

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