Alec B. Katz died suddenly at his home in Dunwoody on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Born Jan. 25, 1980, he was the youngest son of Stuart Katz and Janet Katz. Alec was a unique individual who, while he struggled through life in many ways, shone so brightly from within in ways that would astound, but only to those who were clever enough, caring enough and sufficiently observant to see. He was sensitive, he loved to joke, and his presence was always larger than life, figuratively and literally. To be around Alec was sometimes fun, frequently awkward and always interesting. Not in spite of but because of that, he will be deeply missed and sincerely loved.

Alec was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Homer and Sally “Nana” Carson; his paternal grandparents, Robert “Papa” and Eleanor Katz; and his stepsister, Jenny Gryzinski. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Matthew Katz; his sister, Meredith Murphy; his stepmother, Lisa Katz; his stepbrother, Jeff Gryzinski; his brother-in-law, Jason Murphy; his sister-in-law, Mindi Katz; and his three beloved nieces and nephews, Oscar, Lylah and Maya Katz.

Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Spike Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Temple Emanu-El Temple Fund (www.templeemanuelatlanta.org). Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.