Max Pruzan, 88; Saturday service | Obituaries

Max Pruzan, 88, of Newport, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Carteret Health Care.

His memorial service is on Saturday, October 2nd at 1pm at Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church.

Max was born on May 7, 1933 in London, England, to the late Alexander and Fena Pruzan. He served in the United States Army and was a proud American and patriot of his country. He grew up in New York City, where he and his sister enjoyed the Broadway shows of the 1940s and 50s. After graduating from NC State University with a bachelor’s degree, he worked and retired from the Social Security Administration. He was a member of Morehead / Beaufort Elk’s Lodge and always enjoyed friendships and activities with other members. He was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles, and always found a game of poker wherever he lived. He had fun square dancing with his wife, driving the marching band bus, and watching his kids’ activities.

Max was a devoted and loving husband of 62 years, a great father to their 4 children and a wonderful grandfather to his 8 grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Willa C. Pruzan of the house; Daughter Marion Fischbein from New Britain, CT; Sons, Gerald Pruzan from Clayton, NC, Michael Pruzan from Roanoke, VA, and Leon Pruzan and wife Melissa from Wilmington, NC; Sisters, Lillian Lindy from West Hartford, CT and Joan Cutland from Birmingham, England; and grandchildren, Alexandra Fischbein, Benjamin Fischbein, Devon Pruzan, Madeline Pruzan, Tanner Pruzan, Anna Pruzan, Jared Pruzan and Channing Pruzan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements from Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC Family and friends are invited to express their condolences online at

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