Mark A. Zizzamia

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Mark Alexander Zizzamia, 21, of Mount Airy, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 28, 2012, at home.

Born Oct. 28, 1990, in Olney, he was the son of John J. and Deborah Smith Zizzamia.

He was a 2008 graduate of South Carroll High School in Winfield. He attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where he successfully completed a Bachelor of Science degree in graphic design and graduated with honors in 2011.

He was the lead graphic designer at Precision Solutions Inc. in Owings Mills. He owned his own studio, MZ Graphics, where he was beginning to create his own client base.

His interests included photography, art, music and skateboarding.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a daughter, Kenzie Rae Harris-Zizzamia; and brothers Gregory Zizzamia, of Carlisle, Pa., and Jason Zizzamia and wife Christine, of Reisterstown.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd., Mount Airy.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tim May officiating. Interment and graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Pine Grove Cemetery in Mount Airy.

The family request that at the visitation and funeral services those attending wear tie-dye shirts or tie-dye clothing, to memorialize his passion of art and life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the South Carroll High School, Art Department, 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD 21784, attn: office manager.

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Published in Carroll County Times on July 31, 2012