Fish Creek – Stanley M. Mazur, 92, passed away on July 4, 2023 in Fish Creek, NY surrounded by his loving family.
Stashu was born July 7, 1930, a son of the late John and Anna (Kondziolcka) Mazur. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and often recalled his adventures while serving as a medic in Germany. Stanley attended the Utica School of Commerce attaining a business degree. On May 26, 1956 he married the former Jane F. Malachowski, who passed away on March 18, 2009. He spent almost his entire life as a dairy farmer in Fish Creek. He was also an expert machinist and in an attempt to keep the family farm afloat he spent 10 years working the graveyard shift at Strandflex in Oriskany, NY while still running the farm.
Stashu had a gentle spirit and was a constant trickster. He especially enjoyed helping his neighbors and was known for his ability to fix or weld just about anything. No matter what time of day or night, his garage was open. He loved nothing better than a good party with his pals, Willis Cronesier and Gordy Goodhines and so, it is fitting that he passed on the fourth of July. Polka music and a good game of Pitch were two things he always enjoyed but one could rarely beat him at a card game. In our eyes, he was the best father ever.
He is survived by his five children, Monica Mazur, Cindy Panella, Steven Mazur (Claudia Giron), Annie Mazur (Ken Kraak), and Ziggy Mazur (Trish); six grandsons; two granddaughter and one great granddaughter. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Stanley was preceded in death by four brothers, Felix, Wallace, Chet and Floyd Mazur, three sisters, Stephanie Dulles, Sophia Schultz and Bertha Pawlicki and his significant other, Doris M. Howard.
There are no calling hours and services will be private. The family wishes to thank Lewis County Hospice and the Office of the Aging. Stanley had a huge belief in the Christian Faith and masses would be appreciated.
Mills Funeral Home, Boonville is in charge of the arrangements. For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com.