Byron Rife, Jr.

byron rife, jr.

August 13, 1940 ~ March 17, 2013

Resided in: Manhattan Beach, CA

Byron Rife Jr., 72, died of natural causes on March 17, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father Byron Rife Sr. and survived by his Mother Roberta of San Antonio, his brother Frank and his wife Lynette of Leverett, Massachusetts, his nephews Jared and his wife Rachel and their children Jackson, Madison and Emerson of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Jason of Santa Monica California, Jeremy of Provo, Utah, and niece Nicole and her husband David of Santa Monica, California. Byron was a graduate of the Texas Military Institute and The University of Oklahoma and an avid follower of Oklahoma's football team. He served in the United States Army and had tours of duty in Germany and the United States. He earned his Real Estate Broker's license and worked for RE/MAX Realty in Manhatten Beach California for almost 40 years. His success was in large part due to his enjoyment of his work, his associates and clients. It has often been said he did not know a stranger as he could walk into a room, talk with everyone, and remember something about them from then on. He will be fondly remembered by his brother and his family and countless friends in Manhatten Beach California where he lived for the past 40 years and the many friends he knew growing up in San Antonio. We will all miss his humor and engaging conversations. A gathering of family and friends for visitation will be on Friday March 22nd from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at White & Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach.

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  1. Fond memories of you will live on in my heart. I will always remember the RE/MAX Manhattan Beach girl’s night get-togethers at your house and the joy it brought you to have us all there! Byron, we will miss you! Love, Carolyn Suminski

  2. Byron, I’m gonna miss you! When I joined RE/MAX in 1986 you were one of Bob Todd’s managers and there were 100 or so of us including Lou Bourgeous, and Mike Hubbard. I left in 2008 to go to RE/MAX PV. Then, when both companies merged we were on the same team again. In 2011, I resigned and established my own brokerage and you were still there as managing broker for about 600 agents. You were a mentor, a pillar, and a friend. Todd is retired, Hubbard is gone. And now you. May you rest in peace. And may the rest of us old timers join you up there, but not too soon. Save me a bar stool Byron!
    Jim Mitchell

  3. So long Bryon. We have known each other for a long, long time as a friend and a apartment neighbor on 11th Street. It’s not every one that can say they share a trash dumpster. I will miss you my friend.
    Rest in piece.
    Rob Wison

  4. Byron ole friend of 56 years and 1 chance meeting passing thru DFW a few years ago, may the sun guide your steps always and the moon light your foot prints so those of us who knew and adored you can follow and meet up with you when our days are done. Memories begin with T.M.I., the 57′ Chevi and your huge and kind personality. Those were the days, truly the good old days. California was lucky for a few years. And now you come full circle back home to Texas. You can take a man out of Texas but you cannot take the Texas out of a man. Welcome home Byron. Until we all meet again.

  5. Byron, I will truly miss you and our email exchanges Re: All of our animal family pics/videos….. So much fun. I always looked forward to opening the emails you sent me. They are all in my “favorites” box. You will be missed by so many…

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