Justin Ryan Markert, 26, passionate about music, art and adventure

Justin Ryan Markert
Justin Ryan Markert

Justin Ryan Markert, 26, of Virginia Beach, passed away suddenly Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Justin was on the way to a jobsite with his coworkers Monday morning when he suffered an unprecedented seizure.

The Markert family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the First Responders of Hampton Roads and faculty of Maryview Medical Center for their swift action and relentless efforts to revive Justin Markert.

Born in Smithtown, New York, Justin Markert was a landscape architect with Professional Landscapes of Virginia. Justin had a contagious love for life and touched all whose paths he crossed — he would light up the room with his smile and laughter. He loved family, friends, adventures and all-around good times. He was passionate about all kinds of music and forms of art. It was evident from a young age that Justin possessed a bigger heart than most, and it remained that way until the very end.

Justin Ryan Markert was the cherished son of Mark Scott Markert and Elizabeth Ann Markert. He is younger brother to Jaime-Rae Markert and Joshua Roy Markert and brother-in-law to Crystal Marie Markert. Justin was also a beloved uncle and playmate to Kayden Cole Markert. Justin Markert was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Roy and Wheatie Markert, and his maternal grandparents Raymond and Joretta Watts. Justin is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins as well as his close friends, Mike Frazer and Kelly West.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. Inurnment will be private. The Markert family invites family and friends to join them for a celebration of Justin Markert’s life following the funeral service around 1 p.m. at Kelly’s Tavern in Hilltop, 1936 Laskin Road #201, Virginia Beach.

In lieu of flowers, The Markerts have requested donations be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation in memory of their son, Justin Markert. If you are unable to attend the services, but would still like to donate, you may contribute to at gofundme.com or by mailing a check payable to Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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