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Mark A. Katurakes  

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.

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  1. Nora Katurakes, June 7, 2016

    Dear Brother,
    My friend, supporter, helper, giver….
    Great father,friend to many
    OUR FAMILY will miss you. Rest, in God’s arms and mommy’s.. Thank you for touching our lives.

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  2. John & Linda Stuart, June 7, 2016

    A great guyand family man that will be greatly missed.

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  3. Michael Baptiste, June 7, 2016

    Still mourning your passing.45 years as a friend,brother,and protector at times.you will be missed.

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  4. Kristina Sten, June 7, 2016

    Nora and family,
    I am really sorry for your lost. May God help you through this time of mourning. He is in the arms of our savior.

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  5. Elena Schumacher, June 7, 2016

    Nora and family,
    I wish you peace during this difficult time.

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    • Nora Katurakes, June 10, 2016

      Thanks so much

      Reply
  6. Paula Furtado, June 7, 2016

    Nora and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Paula Furtado

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  7. Tina Ramsey, June 7, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

    Jim, Tina, Jimmy Ramsey

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  8. Zohra Ali-Khan Catts, June 8, 2016

    Nora and Family,
    I am so sorry for you loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Laura Shade, June 8, 2016

    So sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. He was an awesome individual. Knew him from when he was in Tallpines. So sorry for your loss.

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  10. Jo Cinderella, June 8, 2016

    To the Katurakes family I am so sorry for your loss. Mark you were such a dear friend so many years ago. Even though life took us in different directions, I have always carried the memories of our friendship. Prayers for the Katurakes family and all of Mark’s friends.

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  11. David Crowley, June 8, 2016

    I met Mark in 1981 in Dewey Beach. We spent countless hours skimming and Mark was one of the founding members of the Dewey Invade-Airs. We ran in to each other by chance a few years ago and were always supposed to hook up. I will always regret not following up.

    I will remember his smile and his humor and wit. He always got it and was always quick with a come back. Mark was loyal to a fault. He always had your back and was not one to back down. I can only imagine what a father and husband he was.

    Mark’s Wife . . . .Son and Family I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you are walking thru right now. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mark I will see you down the road.

    Kack Air Bit
    DIA 82

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  12. Allison Svindland, June 8, 2016

    Dear Nathan and family,
    We are so very saddened and shocked by Mark’s passing. He was a friend and a wonderful father. He has been a part of our family for a long time and he will be missed. Please know that while we are quiet, his passing has touched our hearts and minds deeply. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Hugs and love to all of you until we see you again. Aunt Ally and Uncle Paul

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    • Nora Katurakes, June 10, 2016

      Thanks so much for your kind words. We hope you will always remember our brother and how much he loved life, Nathan and family and friends..

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  13. Lorraine Comley, June 8, 2016

    My sincerest condolences to Mark’s family. I will certainly miss my childhood friend. Rest in Peace Mark

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  14. Janet Zary, June 8, 2016

    VIcki, I am very saddened by the loss of your loved one. When we passed Hopkins dairy farm the other day you mentioned that Mark always wanted to stop for ice cream. Now when I go by there I think of Mark. You are in my prayers.
    Janet Zary

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  15. Sharon Collins, June 9, 2016

    Vicky and Family,

    You all are in my thoughts and Prayers. I am so saddened and I will truly miss him calling for you and talking to me. I’ll never forget him.

    Sharon Collins

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  16. Victoria Lysinger., June 11, 2016

    Honey, I’ve tried to understand why. I don’t have any words. The only thing that I do know is that I love you and adored you with my whole heart and soul. My best friend and soulmate. I will carry you in my heart for the rest of my life. Thank you. All my love. Rest in peace. We will meet again.

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  17. Sharon Houck, June 12, 2016

    Nathan, Vicky, and family. So sorry to hear of Mark’s passing, it’s so hard to believe, and I can only image how difficult this must be for everyone. Every time we would communicate it was always with a smile, we had a lot of good times during our career together, especially at SSA. Prayers to everyone.

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