Justin lived life passionately and cared deeply for his family, friends (especially Justin and Gretchen Long!) and the skateboard community. He was an unapologically authentic person, scathingly honest with a sense of humor not for the faint of heart, and fiercely loyal to those he cared about. He had a special way with people and was a surprisingly savvy networker and businessman. It took years for him to settle into his artistic niche. Handmade cards, painting and re-purposing old skateboards were his undeniable talents although his life-long love of skateboarding was glaringly apparent.
In San Diego, he volunteered his time to teaching the sport to classes that included both children and adults who wanted to learn. His career as an artist was beginning to take shape; organizing or appearing in nearly a dozen art shows in less than a year. Justin was a creative soul, overflowing with natural talent, as splendidly exhibited by his recent artistic endeavors.
His passion for life spilled into his deep appreciation for orchids, the endless sampling of craft beer, being in nature, and the freedom he felt riding his motorcycle.
Justin is survived by his parents, Denise and Mark Gulliver of Northumberland, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Sunni and Cory Elmore, of New Cumberland; brother, Steven Gulliver of Northumberland; nieces and nephews, Kalani, Kyle, Kali and Kory; and life long friends, Justin, Gretchen and Quenton Long.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alan Betts as well as maternal and paternal grandfathers.
Justin's life long passion was to continue supporting skate parks and teach others something he cared so deeply about. We wish to continue his legacy and help as many skate parks on his behalf. A Go Fund Me page has been set up or in the alternative donate directly to the Sunbury, Pennsylvania Skate Park in his honor.
Published on February 6, 2018