Michael "Mike" Bryon Tate, Jr.

March 31, 1978 ~ September 4, 2023 (age 45) 45 Years Old
Obituary Image


Michael “Mike” Bryon Tate Jr., 45, of Yeagertown, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 12:11 p.m., Monday, Sept. 4, 2023, at his home.

Born March 31, 1978, in Lewistown, he was a son of Michael Bryon Tate Sr., of Milroy, and Mary (Burkholder) Barger, of Granville.

In addition to his parents, Mike is survived by his wife, Gloria (Diven) Tate, the love of his life whom he married in 2021; father’s companion, Mary Rogers; mother's husband, David Barger;  children, Michael Bryon Tate III and wife, Katrina, and Madison Tate, both of Pittsburgh, and Max Tate, of Yeagertown; step-children, Jesse Krepps, of Lewistown, and Hailey Bumbaugh and Caleb Bumbaugh, both of Yeagertown; and beloved step-children, Wyatt Goss, of Reedsville, and Drake Goss, of Lewistown; siblings, Michaela Seiberling and husband, Derrick, of Lewistown, Elizabeth Barger, of Granville, and David Barger Jr. and wife, Michaela, of State College; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Michael was a Lewistown Area High School graduate, Class of 1996.  He earned his A.S. Degree in Marketing from Pennsylvania State University.

He was the owner and operator of GME Communications in Yeagertown.

Mike was a member of Lewistown Assembly of God Church and was very active in his community.  He was a lifetime member of City Hook & Ladder Hose Co. and ran calls with other fire houses, was a disc jockey for G-Man Entertainment, and participated in Relay for Life fundraising events.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, at Lewistown Assembly of God Church, 160 Summit Drive, Lewistown, followed by the funeral service at 4 p.m., with Pastor Kirk Nagel officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Michael’s name may be made to Relay for Life of Mifflin Juniata, Tate Team, online at

Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.  

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Michael "Mike" Bryon Tate, Jr., please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Michael "Mike" Bryon Tate, Jr.?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Michael "Mike"'s memory.


September 7, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lewistown Assembly of God Church
160 Summit Drive
Lewistown, PA 17044

Funeral Service
September 7, 2023

4:00 PM
Lewistown Assembly of God Church
160 Summit Drive
Lewistown, PA 17044


Relay for Life of Mifflin Juniata
Tate Team, Yeagertown PA


© 2023 Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility