James Lyle Bryington

The worst tragedies happen on the most beautiful days. Friday, May 20, 2016, James Lyle Bryington, 54, of Enola, PA; died following a motorcycle accident. Comforted by their faith and their community, the family forgives and grieves with the young man involved.

     Above all else, Jim loved Denise, They were together 35 years, his wife for 32. He will always be a father to his son and daughter; Jeremy and Jody. He will always be Pappy to his 3 grandchildren; Cyrus, Lilith and Mason. Jim welcomed Baby Mason who arrived just 2 days before. He is remembered by 3 brothers and 4 sisters; Gene, Tink, Rick, Polly, Vicky, Sandy and Sherrie. His network of family, friends, and coworkers too numerous to name, mourn his passing.

     Jim graduated from Canton High School, class of 1979. Honorably discharged with numerous commendations, he served his country as an Engineer in the Army from 1979-'92. He was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He was a carpenter, a mechanic, a welder, a fixer of all things broken. Jim loved Denise.  A member of North East Fire and Rescue for 20 years, he served as board member and Chief Engineer, Station 20, Summerdale. He liked NASCAR and worked fire rescue in turn 3 at Williams Grove Speedway. A member of Enola Sportsmen's Club, he liked hunting and shooting sports. And Jim loved Denise. 

     He rests with his mother Joyce, his father James, and sister Karen.

Viewings will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 5PM-8PM, and on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 10AM-11AM at the Summerdale United Methodist Church 203 Second St. Summerdale PA 17093.

Services will begin at 11AM.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Fire and Rescue Company P.O. Box 89 Summerdale PA 17093.

The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bryington family.



It is truly hard to believe that such a great man has passed from this earth. Working with him at the speedway you always knew could count on him to do the job needed 100%. Jim was fully dedicated to the fire service, his fellow fire service personnel and most importantly his family. We had a lot of good laughs during times together and he had such a super personality of getting along with everyone. I am positive God has now made him Head of Maintenance for the Pearly Gates and the great life he led here will leave a legacy for others to follow. Miss you Jim and you will never be forgotten.
Glenn Peterson
46 Years First Responder
Silver Spring & Williams Grove Fire and Rescue Crew
43-Year DOD Retiree


Warm Summer Sun
by Mark Twain
Warm summer sun, shine kindly here;
Warm southern wind, blow softly here;
Green sod above, lie light, lie light;
Good night, dear heart, good night, good night.


My heart breaks for all of the family and friends of Mr. Bryington. Such a greatman that we all lost. He was such a good-hearted guy. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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