Robert D. Mazzola, M.D., 72, of Harleysville, passed away May 13, 2013 at his home. He fought a courageous battle against leukemia and enjoyed six years with his family following a successful bone marrow transplant. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Scranton native Maureen A. (Noon) Mazzola.
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Born April 1, 1941, in Philadelphia, Robert was a son of the late Catherine (Imbesi) and Donato G. Mazzola, Esq. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1962 and went on to graduate from Temple Medical School, Class of 1966, where he earned his doctorate in medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Mazzola served his country as a Major in the United States Air Force from 1966-1970 and upon his honorable discharge began his medical career in Lansdale, Pa. He joined Lansdale Medical Group in 1970 and continued to practice with TriValley Primary Care in Lansdale until his retirement in 2005.
He will be greatly missed by his beloved patients, to whom he was most dedicated for many years, even making house calls late in his practice. He was a longtime and dedicated member of Corpus Christ Church in Lansdale and was an avid fly fisherman, loved gourmet cooking, and reading.
In addition to his wife, Dr. Mazzola is survived by his son, Matthew A. Mazzola and his wife, Mandi, of Oakland, Tenn.; two beloved grandchildren, Rhane Catherine and Giovanna Marie Mazzola; a brother, William J. Mazzola and his wife, Anne, of Philadelphia; a sister, Santa Cucinotta and her husband, Salvatore, of Wynnewood; three nephews and four nieces; and two great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Friends may greet the family from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Corpus Christi Church, 900 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA 19446, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. Mazzola's memory to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605. Arrangements are by Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.
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Published in Scranton Times on May 17, 2013