Gavin J. Caruso, 23, of Springfield, lost his life Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Lakewood, Colorado while hiking and risking his life to save his best friend.
He was born May 27, 1997, in N.C., the son of Raymond J. Caruso and Angela S. Galman Blunk.
Gavin attended Glenwood High School and graduated from Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville. While at Glenwood High School, Gavin was active with GCNN, Glenwood Cable News Network, a student run media station.
He is survived by his parents, Angela S. (John) Blunk of Springfield and Raymond (Brandy) Caruso of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; grandparents, John and Lisa Galman of Chatham, Anthony and Dierdre Caruso of Springfield, and Timothy and Patricia Ruppert of Nokomis; siblings, Jack Blunk of Springfield and Ava and Giavonna Caruso of Colorado.
Cremation was provided prior to ceremonies in Colorado.
Family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2 at Butler Funeral Home-Springfield, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, requiring face coverings and limiting attendance to 50 guests at one time. Memorials may be made to Ball Chatham Education Foundation, 1501 Plummer Blvd., Chatham, IL 62629 for funds to be used for technology to support digital communication experiences for students.