Mars’ short life came to end on November 13th, 2020. Although only fourteen years, xey (Mars’ chosen pronouns were xey/xem/xeir) filled every day with joy, laughter and sometimes heartbreak. Mars was born to Marlo Miazga and Andrew Kaufman and was soon joined by xeir fabulous sister Frida. Mars was loved by grandparents Barry and Karen Miazga, Rolly and Shirley Kaufman. Xey will also be deeply missed by Auntie Liz, Kristy and Janet and Uncle Mike and Simon, and xeir beautiful cousins. Although gone xeir commitment to empathy and inclusion, along with xeir great capacity to love, ensures xeir memory will live on as it continues to inspire us.
In Mars’ memory please consider donating to Myles Ahead, a foundation helping to advance child and youth mental health.
A memorial service was held for Mars on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 for a limited gathering of immediate family only. Joining the live service virtually were hundreds of family, friends, colleagues, teachers, classmates and parents, caregivers and servicepeople whose presence and love were felt and deeply appreciated.
A recording of Mars' memorial service, a video presentation of photographs from Mars' life and a short video of photos & text by Mars that we call "Mars on Mars" are available for anyone to view by copying the links below into your browser's address bar.
Mars' memorial service:
A presentation of photographs from Mars' life:
"Mars on Mars":