Richard Andrew MazurRichard Andrew Mazur, 76, of Nashua, NH, was taken to heaven Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Greenbriar Terrace in Nashua.
Richard Andrew Mazur, 76, husband of Judith (Thompson) Mazur, of Nashua, NH, was taken to heaven Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Greenbriar Terrace in Nashua.
He was born January 22, 1935 to Andrew and Francis Mazur in Little Falls, N.Y.
In his youth, Dick was an alter boy at St Mary's Polish Roman Catholic Church, and one of the youngest Eagle Scouts in the NY BSA in the 1950s. He graduated from Little Falls High School, Little Falls, NY, where friends knew him as "Satch", in 1954. He also lived in Pontiac, Michigan; Edgerton, Berry Mills and West Salem, Wisconsin.
Dick continued his education at Buffalo State Teachers College, NY where he earned a B.S. in 1958. He then went on to Cranbrook Academy of Fine Arts, Bloomfield Hills, MI, graduating in 1960 having earned 2 Master's Degrees in Metalsmithing and Sculpture.
As a Master Silver/Goldsmith, he taught metalsmithing and sculpture in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He left the teaching profession to go into private industry including: Uniroyal US Rubber, Stauffer Chemical in NY and Northern Engraving in Sparta, WI.
While in the northern part of Wisconsin he had a large farm where he raised Registered Black Angus Breeding Stock. Along with his sons, he bred Giant Flemish, grand champion rabbits. He also designed and built the Mushroom house in rural West Salem, which won the "house of the year" with its solar heating and round design. Later he moved back East to New Hampshire and retired with his wife Judith.
Dick loved motorcycles, guns, gardening, music, and people. He was a member of the Nashua Gun Club, CPTE Exercise Group, several civic groups and more recently the Nashua Cancer Support Group. He enjoyed hunting with family and friends, and continued to do a "good turn daily" such as taking a few blind women up to Manchester to learn how to apply makeup. Dick had a love of music, playing smooth jazz on his bass fiddle, piano, or accordion as well as dancing. He knew no strangers and was a good friend to many.
Richard is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Judith of Nashua, NH; 2 devoted sons: Michael John Mazur along with his wife Margie, step grandson Vincent and great grandchildren Alexis, Vincent II, Jonah Trevino living in Dallas, TX; and Mark Andrew Mazur, along with his fiancée Kelli Kalscheur living in Monona, WI; former wife, Erlette Nelson Mazur of Edgerton, WI; his hunting friend and mentor, Uncle Ted Majsak of Little Falls, NY; kind Niece, Martha Majsak of Bronxville, NY and loving niece Meghann Zak; as well as nephew Jonathan Thompson.
SERVICES: A Memorial Service was held Saturday, April 16, 2011, 12:00 NOON, at the Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua, with Rev. Deacon John Martin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made "In Memory of Richard Mazur and in support of Michael Mazur" to Parkland Foundation/Oncology Unit, Parkland Foundation, 2777 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 1700 Dallas, Texas 75207, where his son Michael has been treated for the past 3 years, or by internet: https://www.istandforparkland.org, "Make a gift to hospital program", designation "Oncology", Comment section should include "Mazur Family." The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements.
An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER".