Thomas S. Mazur 59 passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. A lifelong resident of Ludlow, he was born September 21, 1954 to the late Ben S. and Emily (Kapinos) Mazur.
He graduated from Ludlow High School where he played football and was an accomplished trumpet player for the LHS Band. Tom grew up working in the family funeral home and flower shop. During his adult life Tom worked at H.P. Hood and Sons, Belmont Driving School, Smith and Wesson and most recently as an instructor at United Driving School. Tom also served as a Special Police Officer for the towns of Ludlow and West Springfield.
He married Kim I (Methe) on May 25, 1991.
Tom enjoyed reading about historical and natural subjects and was especially passionate about WWII and hunting. He held a great respect for animals as a hunter, especially those he captured during his big game safaris in Africa. He was a proud Polish-American who enjoyed learning about his heritage and family through his own research. Tom learned to cook from his grandmother and had a lifelong interest in food and its cultural significance. He was especially fond of grilling.
He was a lifelong member of the Ludlow Fish and Game Club and spent several years educating youth about firearm safety and respect for firearms. He served on the Clubs Board of Directors for many years.
Tom was a member of Union Church of Christ where he was active in helping others and organizing holiday events.
Tom is survived by his wife Kim; two daughters Danielle and Monica both of Ludlow; a brother Robert Mazur and his wife Laura of Wilbraham; his sister-in-law Maxine Mazur of Ludlow and his uncle Walter Mazur of Wilbraham. He is also survived by his beloved dog Ella. Tom also leaves several cousins and many close friends.
Funeral Services for Tom will be held Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Union Church of Christ, Center St, Ludlow, MA. Rites of Committal will follow at Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Parker St, Springfield, MA