MIDDLEFIELD - William Austin Mazo, 19, of Middlefield, beloved son of Dr. James E. Mazo III and Paula (Lynch) Mazo of Middlefield, died on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 due to injuries in an automobile accident.
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He was born in Hartford and was a 2013 graduate of Vinal Technical High School in Middletown. ustin currently was an apprentice tool maker with Powerhold Inc. in Middlefield, having started working there his junior year through the Work Based Learning program at Vinal. He also earned the Eagle Scout Award through Durham Troop 27 in 2012, designing a kiosk and parking lot for the Coe Hill Property on School Street in Middlefield; he won the state Skills USA Competition in Precision Machining in 2013 and went on to represent the state of Connecticut in the national Skills USA competition in Kansas City, Mo., where he placed 13th in his field. Austin enjoyed working on his Cummins truck, hanging with friends, and hunting and fishing with family, and was always there to help anyone who needed it. He had an infectious smile and his hugging arms will be sorely missed by all.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Emery Mazo, of Middlefield; maternal grandparents, Dr. William Austin Lynch, and his wife, Mary, of Wethersfield; paternal grandmother, Eleanor "Ellie" Mazo, of New Jersey; as well as his Auntie Margaret (Peg) Lynch, of Ashland, N.H.; Uncle Dan Lynch, and his wife, Margaret Seaman, of Telluride, Colo.; and his Auntie Jennifer (Mazo) Stilwel,l and her husband, Ron, of Greenville, S.C.; and many extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Dr. James E. Mazo Jr., in September of 2013.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 31. 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Fellowship Church, 1002 Saybrook Rd., Middletown. Burial was at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to may send memorial contributions to the Vinal Technical High School Parent Faculty/Friends Organization, 60 Daniels St., Middletown, CT 06457.
Biega Funeral Home had care of the arrangements. To share memories or express condolences online, please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.
Beiga Funeral Home
3 Silver Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Published in The Record-Journal on Jan. 1, 2014