Angelo B. Mazza, 89, of Carbondale, died Saturday, November 30th at the home of his daughter in Peckville. His wife, the former Rita Cost, died in 2007.
Born in Carbondale, son of the late Charles and Victoria Leach Mazza, he was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale. He was a graduate of the Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. Angelo was a member of the VFW Post 4712, Simpson, the American Legion Post 221, Carbondale, the Devil Dog Club, and the Marine Corps League. Prior to retirement, he was employed in the composing room for the former Scranton Tribune. He was previously employed by the former Carbondale Review. Most recently, he was employed by the Minuteman Press and the Dunmorean Newspaper. Angelo was very active in the Boy Scouts of America, serving as a Unit Commissioner; he was also awarded the Silver Beaver Award and the Saint George Bishop’s Medal. Angelo was a member of the West Side Hose Company #7, Carbondale, where he was served as President. He was a member of the Carbondale Fire Police and the Carbondale Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Association. He was also a member of the Pioneer Youth Association.
Surviving are a son, Charles Mazza and wife, Lisa, Jessup; one daughter, Clara Irizarry and husband, Michael, Peckville; a son-in-law: Darryl Fosbrook, Easton; three grandchildren, Taryn Trudnak and husband Michael; Dre Irizarry; Marisa Karabin and husband Matthew; three great grandchildren: Sophie and Evan Trudnak, and Lucas Karabin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter: Jenny Ann Fosbrook, who died in 2014; and a sister: Geraldine Pandolfo, who died in 2019.
The funeral will be Thursday, December 5th from the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Fallbrook St. Carbondale. Interment with military honors, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4 to 7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Boy Scouts of America or the Marine Corps League.
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