Michael P. Mazzo, 67, went on to his Lord in Mid-Valley Hospital's Emergency Room on Friday morning. Born in Reading, Pa., son of the late Michael J. and Rita Mazzo, he was a 1964 graduate of Reading High and 1974 graduate of Penn State, where he received a degree in communications.
He was an avid longtime fan of the Steelers and Penn State's Nittany Lions, a Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Air Force
, retired from the Department of Public Welfare and a member of the White Dragon Warrior Society.
He will be sorely missed by his wife, Suzanne Cole Mazzo; sons, Michael J. Mazzo II, Christian G. Mazzo, Samuel A. J. Mazzo; daughter, Jessica F. Thomas; son-in-law, Jesse Thomas; grandson, Dante R. Thomas; and daughter, Suzi R Mazzo, all of Pa.; brother, Scott Mazzo and his wife, Luciana of Conn.; sisters, Kelly Harvey, Fla.; and Lissa Hilliard, Ohio; aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces; his White Dragon family; close extended family and the extra kids who called him dad.
He was preceded by a son, Jeremy I. J. Mazzo.
There will be a viewing and final respects on Friday, Feb 21 at the Louis Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St., Jessup, Pa., from 12 to 2 p.m. A memorial service and bon voyage dinner will follow at Light of Christ Church at the Hen's Nest, 241 Lake Spangenburg Road, Jefferson Township, Pa. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. For directions or online condolences, visit www.margottafuneralhomes.com