Tyler Steven Marker, 21, of Lewes passed away suddenly at home Sunday, June 10, 2018.
Tyler was born and raised in Lewes, son of Harry J. Jr. and Virginia "Ginny" (Harrigan) Marker.
Tyler was a graduate of Cape Henlopen High School and a very active student at the school, especially with the theater department. While attending Cape, Tyler joined the Civil Air Patrol. His leadership skills took him to the rank of cadet commander at Georgetown and Dover squadrons, as well as, serving with the honor guard. This experience with the Civil Air Patrol would facilitate his entry into the U.S. Army where he served for two years; recently receiving an honorable discharge.
He worked as a customer service associate with the Wawa Corporation, most recently at the Rehoboth Beach location. He was currently working his way up through company to a management position.
Tyler had a magnetic personality. He was kind, funny, compassionate and trustworthy; he had integrity, and was a true and honest friend. Anyone who knew him also knew he had a heart of gold. He especially enjoyed music and playing the guitar.
Since childhood, Tyler had been a very active member of Bethel U.M. Church in Lewes. Whether youth group, church activities and ministries, or choir, Tyler enjoyed the time spent with his church family, where he also developed many lasting friendships.
He is preceded in death by an infant brother, Andy; his maternal grandmother, Jane Harrigan; and an uncle, John Harrigan Jr.
Tyler is survived by his parents, Harry J. Jr. and Virginia "Ginny" (Harrigan) Marker; a sister, Tiffany Marker and companion Yanez Gray; a brother, Harry Marker III and companion Alisha Marie; nieces and nephews, Serenity, Aubrey, Logan and Ally; his girlfriend, Taylor Yun; paternal grandparents, Harry Sr. and Betty Marker; maternal grandfather, John Harrigan Sr.; godparents, Charlene and Roger Friday; aunts and uncles, Jason Marker and wife Alec, Ivy Robinson, Pat Harrigan, Michael Harrigan and Patty, and Robert Fuller; as well as numerous cousins and extended family and friends.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 23, at noon in the sanctuary of Bethel U.M. Church, 129 W. 4th St., Lewes, with a time of visitation from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, to honor Tyler's love of helping others, contributions are suggested to: Home of the Brave Foundation, 6632 Sharps Road, Milford, DE 19963 or online at www.homeofthebravefdn.org.
Arrangements in the care of Short Funeral Services, Milton.