Mark A. Katurakes
November 10, 1963 – June 1, 2016
Mark A. Katurakes, age 52, of Harbeson, DE, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Born in Wilmington, DE on November 10, 1963, Mark was a son of James L. and the late Norma D. (Ianni) Katurakes. He was a graduate of William Penn High School and received his associate’s degree from the Culinary Institute of America where he received his training to become a talented professional chef.
He was a past parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church and a longtime and active member of the Cape Henlopen Parent Association. Mark was a man of many diverse interests, especially cooking, fishing and gardening. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed hockey, football, golf and lacrosse. He was a genuine people person who gave of his time and talents by volunteering whenever possible. Mark adored animals of all kinds, was a passionate supporter of animal rescues and loved his faithful canine companion, Brandy. Mark will be remembered as a dedicated and devoted son, father, brother, godfather and friend to all and he will live on through his selfless decision to serve as an organ donor through the Gift of Life. He will be so missed.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma. Mark is survived by his son, James Nathaniel Katurakes; wife, Victoria Lysinger and her children, Joshua and Danielle; father, James; sisters, Lisa U. Yourison (Tom) and Nora C. Katurakes; a brother, James L. Katurakes III; and goddaughter, Lauren. He is also survived by an unbelievable number of loving family and friends.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the entire staff of Beebe Healthcare for their kind and compassionate care.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 Noon on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon. Private interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delaware SPCA, P.O. Box 398, Georgetown, DE 19947 or to the Gift of Life, 401 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.