Stanley J. Mazur 92, of Parker St. died Monday July 26 at home. Born in Wilbraham, MA March 10, 1918 the eldest child of the late John and Helena (Glod) Mazur. Educated in local schools he was a 1932 graduate of Immaculate Conception School, a 1936 graduate of Springfield Technical High School, and a 1978 graduate of Western New England College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Stanley proudly served his country and was a Veteran of the WW II Era serving with Company H 66th Infantry Regiment. He married Sophie M. Swiatlowski on October 24, 1942 and together they celebrated 59 years of marriage. He was the co-owner operator of Mazur-Swiecanski Builders, and had built numerous homes in the tri-town area. He was 34 year employee of Chapman Valve Co. division of Crane Corp., having retired in 1982 as the Manager of Production Engineering. He later was an instructor at Springfield Technical Community College. Civic minded, he was noted for his involvement in community affairs and for promoting Polish-American Heritage in his community. He was a Member, Past President and Chairman at Large of the 100 Club, Inc. Organizer and President of the United Polish American Scholarship Foundation; and Chairman of the Annual Harvest Ball. A member and auditor of the Polish American Veterans Club, and a member of the Polish Young Men’s Alliance of Indian Orchard, Ludlow and Wilbraham. He was Umpire in Chief, and Director for Indian Orchard Little League Baseball, and had been involved with numerous other civic projects including the Veterans Golf Course design and building committee. He was and avid golfer, and a longtime member of Ludlow Country Club, and in 1996,
was fortunate to attain a golfers dream of having a hole in one. He had been a Communicant of Immaculate Conception Church. In recent years he looked forward to the Thursday gathering with family and friends for supper, and this time of friendship was dubbed the Thursday Five. His wife Sophie died in 2002. He is survived by his daughters, Diane Mazur of Belchertown, MA and Linda MacGregor and her husband Thomas, he was the beloved Dziadziu of Kiri-Lin MacGregor all of Danbury, CT. Brother of Walter Mazur of Wilbraham and the late Ben S. Mazur who died in 1991. Dear friend of Irene Stadnicki of Chicopee, MA. Also survived by 8 nephews and 1 niece, and 9 grandnieces and nephews, extended family members and friends. Stanley’s family wishes to thank the staff, and friends at Keystone Commons in Ludlow for their many acts of kindness over the past several years.
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Funeral services celebrating his life will be Friday July 30, 2010 with family and friends gathering at 10:45 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow followed by a 12 Noon Liturgy of Christian Burial offered by the Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth in St. John the Baptist Church, 181 Hubbard St. Ludlow. Msgr. Homer P. Gosselin will preside. Rites of Committal will follow in Hillcrest Park Cemetery.