Mark Jon Karuzas, 36, formerly of Greenwich, died suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 1.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1976, and was the son of Debbie and Dennis Purdy of Greenwich.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Scott Karsen of Yorktown Heights, NY (formerly of Greenwich); a nephew Dylan Karsen of Sutton, MA; daughter Madyson Karuzas of Texas; Aunt and Uncle Judy and Carmen Moretti of Greenwich; cousins Susan and Mike Rogers of Greenwich, Cheryl and Richard McManus of Cary, NC, and Michelle and Craig Albanese of Greenwich.
Mark was predeceased by his grandparents Rose and Harry Niman and Aunt Barbara Fisher of Greenwich.
Mark attended Greenwich High School in the mid-1990s. He also attended the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club throughout his childhood and was an avid basketball player.
Family and friends may visit at the Castiglione Funeral Home, Inc., 134 Hamilton Ave. in Greenwich from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Castiglione Funeral Home. A private burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in his name to the Mark J. Karuzas Memorial Scholarship, Greenwich Scholarship Association, c/o United Way of Greenwich, 1 Lafayette Ct., Greenwich, CT 06830.