Serge Eric Coutant, Jr.

  • Born: October 18, 1958
  • Died: August 18, 2020
  • Location: San Mateo, California

Crosby-N. Gray & Co. - FD-96

2 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Tel. (650) 342-6617

Tribute & Message From The Family

With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Serge Eric Coutant, Jr. on August 18, 2020. He was born on October 18, 1958, in Orle'ons, France, and immigrated to the United States in 1959 with his dad, Serge Senior, mom, Adelaide (Pysalski), and sister Sylvie. Serge spent the balance of his life residing in Burlingame, California

He is predeceased by his dad Serge Senior and his sister Sylvie; and his mother-in-law Frances Maxoutopoulis. He is survived by his loving wife Karen (Maxoutopoulis); mom, Adelaide; brother Michael (Tanis) niece/Rachel and nephew/Brian; uncle Stephan Pysalski, aunt Marcel Pyalski, cousin France. Serge is also survived by his father-in-law Steve Maxoutopoulis (Georgine); brothers and sisters-in-law Diane Karcich (Alan), Steve (Stephanie), John (Laurie), Jeff (Terri) and many nieces and nephews who will all miss him dearly.

He was a deeply loved and adored husband, son, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and cousin who lived a beautiful life. His life was cut short because of several recent health issues which resulted in his passing at the young age of 61. Serge and Karen shared a very loving relationship for 25 years. She will miss her loving husband, his giving spirit, friendliness to all, and his love of animals. Michael, Serge's younger brother, always appreciated his constant protection over their active younger years, their shared fun times together, especially Serge's uncanny sense of humor – he always had people laughing.

Serge attended St. Catherine's Catholic school in Burlingame, CA. He then attended Serra High School in San Mateo. Serge had a dream of becoming a firefighter so continued his education at the College of San Mateo and earned his fire science degree. As time moved forward Serge decided to use his technology skills and became an IT consultant at UCSF for over ten years. He thoroughly enjoyed his IT position making many contributions throughout his career. Serge loved watching and attending the SF Giants and SF 49er games. He was also a huge fan of Elvis Presley.

Serge always made everyone feel so welcome, special, and loved. He would always be ready to join in with family games at celebrations . . .he even was crowned with the nickname 'Fernando' which created many smiles and lovingly stayed for years to come! Serge will be remembered for his many lasting friendships and his caring, loving, and giving personality – especially his sparkling and welcoming smile!

Serge will continue to be in our hearts and minds forever!

The family plans to hold a celebration of life at a future date when the pandemic restrictions are lifted.

Please consider making a donation to your local SPCA in Serge's name.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dearest Serge, I think of you often. Your remarkable and warming smile always light us up! Know that all of us are aching temporarily as we can not share all with you here on earth. But there will be a day that we will be united in the glory of God where peace and love will be abundant! Keep a heavenly eye out for all of us here on earth. We LOVE you sweet Serge and thank you so much that we have been part of your life!!!

Posted by Terri Maxoutopoulis - Pleasanton, CA - Family   September 26, 2020

Serge that night at Mr. K's you were with your friends and I was with Karen. The rest became history. Your sense of humor and Elvis music was always a fun time. Spencer, Dominic, Alec and I will miss you..

Posted by Susan Hartman - Eden Valley, CA - Family Friend   September 26, 2020

Uncle Serge, we miss you. We all wish we could have had many more laughs with you. You were always smiling and making us laugh. Rest in peace.

Posted by Jon Karcich - Belmont, CA   September 25, 2020

Karen, I am so sorry. Praying for God to comfort and heal your heart from this devastating loss. Love, Erik and Diane Mattson

Posted by Diane Mattson - Reno, NV - Friend   September 17, 2020

Serge.. you left us all way too soon. The family will miss you so much. You were such a fun bright light when John and I would come visit. Forever soar high and look after Karen. Xoxo my Burlingame Buddy

Posted by Laurie Maxoutopoulis - Eagle, ID - Family   September 16, 2020

Serge, you left us too soon. I have such great memories. All the Friday night phone calls with Karen and Laurie. The family events. The great stories about Serra High and old weekend nights cruising El Camino, Giant and 49er games. The Fernando character you played always made us laugh. You will be missed. Until we meet again RIP.

Posted by john maxoutopoulis - Eagle, ID - Family   September 16, 2020

I will surely miss you Serge, I will miss your smile and your great sense of humor and your presence...I'll see you again some day❤

Posted by Gail Moricz - El Dorado Hills, CA - Friend   September 16, 2020

So sorry to hear about the passing of Serge. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends.

Posted by George Sushkoff - Henrico, VA - Acquaintance   September 15, 2020

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