Mark Loys von Kreuter

  • Born: February 11, 1962
  • Died: September 7, 2020
  • Location: Darien, Connecticut

Lawrence Funeral Home

2119 Post Rd
Darien, CT 06820
Tel. (203) 655-6127

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mark Loys von Kreuter, age 58 of Darien, CT and New York City was welcomed into heaven on September 7, 2020. He was a beloved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, godfather, and friend to all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Mark was born in Darien, CT on February 11, 1962. He was the son of the late Alan John von Kreuter (deceased 1991) and his beloved mother Barbara Jean Arnold von Kreuter Adams. He was the brother of James Alan von Kreuter (Denver, CO), Betsy Frances von Kreuter Felix, her husband Juan Carlos Felix (Delafield, WI) and Anne Victoria von Kreuter Johnston (Stamford, CT). Mark graduated from Darien High School in 1980 where he and his team were undefeated and won the FCIAC Connecticut State Football Championship. Mark then attended Choate Rosemary Hall as a post-graduate where he and his team also went undefeated winning the New England Prep School Football Championship. Mark was heavily recruited by numerous Ivy League colleges and attended Princeton University, graduating in 1985 where he majored in history, was a member of the University Cottage Club and was an outstanding defensive end for the Princeton Tigers. Mark developed many long-lasting friendships during his time at Princeton. Mark later received his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Mark had a very successful career as an institutional equity salesman starting his career in New York at Smith Barney. Recently, Mark was a partner at Capture Capital LLC where he worked raising institutional capital for a variety of hedge funds and private equity funds. He was hard working and made many friends along his career path. He was a member of the Racquet & Tennis Club on Park Avenue in New York City, the Noroton Yacht Club and Wee Burn Country Club in Darien.
Mark was an avid skier, golfer and enjoyed fishing on Long Island Sound. His travels took him to Europe, Asia and Africa where he met with his many friends and enjoyed life to the fullest.
Mark is survived by his mother Barbara, his brother James and his sisters Betsy and Anne. In addition, he is survived by ten nieces and nephews to whom he was devoted: Christian and Hannah von Kreuter (James); Cristina, Rebeca, Alan, Marina and Diana Felix (Betsy and Juan Felix) and Samantha, Nicholas and Isabella Johnston (Anne). Mark was preceded into heaven by his godson Nils Dean Berggren.
A memorial service to celebrate Mark's life will be scheduled for Spring/Summer of 2021. In lieu of flowers, Mark's wish would be to make a donation to the Nils Berggren GVHD Prevention and Treatment Endowment Fund at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center online at or via wire or check by calling Jackie Montstream at 1.800.279.1618.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I met Mark during the summer of 1994.
I started my first job in NYC at Smith Barney on 6th avenue in midtown. Mark had a great sense of humor and a great role model for someone just starting out in workforce. Years later I always remember talking about cars with him and his cherished 1998 air cooled Porsche 911. So saddened by his passing my condolences.

Posted by Gregory Piro - Work   August 26, 2021

Dear Barbara and family,
I was so sad to read of Mark’s death. We have lost touch over the years but I have so many happy memories of the von Kreuter family- all those Christmas days coming to visit us- so long ago in Stamford.
I think of all of you ,in my yearly stops, to decorate my grandparents’ graves in Darien. My dad treasured his friendship with Alan and the rest of your family. I loved to hear them talk about their days at Fordham and I remember the sad day that Mrs. Von died and my father’s sadness over her loss. I also remember my dad being so happy to visit Mr.con and Joan is Florida, again, many years ago.
I treasure those memories and hope you find comfort in your memories at this time.
I send you peace and love at this sad time.
Diane McManus Gourley

Posted by Diane McManus Gourley - Friend   December 27, 2020

I will always remember your friendship and comradery. My heart aches for your family and friends and all who were privileged to know you. May G-d bless you and keep you. We will be reunited with you one day. Hit them straight on the Paradise Golf Club my friend !

Posted by Billy Geffon - Friend   October 03, 2020

You will always be in my heart.So so sad.
God bless you my dear beautiful friend.

Posted by Marta Swey - Friend   September 23, 2020

My deepest condolences to Mark's family and friends. Truly a great loss, and much too early. I have known Mark since we were 6 and attended St Thomas More/St John School together and then all the way through DHS class of 1980. We all had a special bond even when we did not stay in touch regularly. When Mark and I did connect in recent years, it was because my son, Alex, became good friends with his niece, Samantha. I took them both to Paris for their senior high school trip and Mark and I laughed about how times have changed!! I lost my brother Jim almost 2 years ago now at age 54 so I know how painful this must be for everyone. Incomprehensible. Let's all remember their JOY for the life well lived. Big hugs to all of Mark's family and friends. xo Susan Joy

Posted by Susan Joy - Friend   September 22, 2020

My favorite memory of Mark was during high school when a bunch of us went to some scary movie or other and when we were walking down the street after the show someone jumped out at us from behind, trying to give us a fright. We both screamed and he picked me up and ran with me to the car. We both couldn't stop laughing. He was never one to leave a friend behind...he will be so missed. My heartfelt condolences to his whole family. He will live on in many hearts.

Posted by Carole Crotty Fallon - Friend   September 21, 2020

Dear von Kreuter family,

This is such sad and terrible news, and I am so sorry for your loss. I will forever remember Mark with a huge smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. My thoughts are with all of you.

Nina Dillon Bodner

Posted by Nina Dillon Bodner - Friend   September 20, 2020

Rest in Peace, Mark. Your sweet soul is already greatly missed.

Posted by Rick Coley - Friend   September 18, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss and send you bright light at this sad time. We feel so lucky to have known Mark in college and beyond. He will be missed.
Ann and Thayer Stewart

Posted by Ann Conrad Stewart - Friend   September 17, 2020

Dear Barbara, May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I am so very sorry.

Posted by Nancy Maher - Friend   September 17, 2020

R.I.P my friend and fellow Choate bookend. Until we meet again!

Posted by Doug Pearl - Needham, MA - Classmate   September 16, 2020

I'm praying for you Mark. What great times we had!

Posted by Bill Weldon - Cooperstown, NY - Friend   September 15, 2020

Uncle VonK,

You are so loved on this earth; You are an incredible man and I will always admire you. Never forgotten, the tiger spirit lives on. You mean so much to my Dad and I, Funniest Man we will miss your soul.

I am turning to your light. Infinite Love.

Claire Bear

Posted by Claire Berggren - Washington, DC - Friend   September 15, 2020

Godspeed, 98. The best friend and godfather imaginable. Thanks for being there for me. 76

Posted by Mark Berggren - Seattle, WA - Friend   September 15, 2020