Mark Seely Children – Education Fund

Mark Seely, age 51, in the early morning hours of his birthday, on Saturday, April 20, 2019 died in Phoenix, AZ, his home for over 30 years.  He was involved in a tragic motorcycle accident on his way to work.

From his birth in Warwick, NY on April 20, 1968 to his death, he lived to serve with the biggest heart for others, always putting his faith, family, friends and co-workers before himself.

Mark attended Warwick Valley High School in Warwick, NY and Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ and worked as an airline painter/mechanic for America West, USAir and American Airlines for over 30 years in Phoenix, AZ.  He married the love of his life, Alyson Burger Seely on Sept 5, 2018 reuniting their union from their Warwick High School days and lovingly worked to plan for their future together.  Mark is a child of Christ and was proud of who he became in his recent years. He was active in supporting several non-profit entities in which he believed and could aide others.

Mark is survived by his beloved wife, Alyson Burger Seely of Dallas, TX, his five children, Joseph Sombrovich (28), Janethe (22), Ashley (17), Mary Kate (14) and Mark Jr. (12) and his bonus (step) children, Jack (18) and Tess (16).

His family has established this GoFundMe page to receive donations (in lieu of flowers), and contributions to assist his minor children with their future education.  He was so very proud of Janethe, being the first to go to college in his family and she will be graduating May 9th from Arizona State University, which Mark will miss but her family will be there in support.  He leaves his three minor children and so desperately wanted to see them love education and learning and hoped they would explore topics that intrigued them.  He wanted each to find a passion and embrace it. 

With his early departure from our earth, these needs continue to exist for his children and fall to their mother, Sandra, and Aunt Kate and Uncle Boyd to continue to nurture, demonstrate ethical and moral behaviors while sharing the possibilities ahead of them.

With much appreciation for your gift, know it will be well managed and distributed as these children progress through their young lives.  Your generosity and messages are very meaningful and heartfelt.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

May your heart be full with happy memories of Mark, ones that can keep you laughing and smiling for years to come.


  • Nancy Bruno  
    • $50 
    • 12 mos
  • Kenneth Daubert 
    • $250 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
  • cassie covino 
    • $60 
    • 14 mos
  • John Gagnon 
    • $75 
    • 14 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Megan Marie 
Laveen, AZ
Boyd Christensen 
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