James Wilson Mazick, 81, of Lexington, Missouri formerly of California, Pennsylvania, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at home surrounded by family.
A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Mariscotti Funeral Home Inc., Anthony N Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California PA 15419. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, California PA. Memorials are suggested to the Charity of Donor’s Choice. Memories of James and condolences for his family may be left at www.mariscottifuneralhome.com.
James was born on September 23, 1938 in Charleroi, PA to Matthew James and Emma Luzella (Wilson) Mazick. He graduated in 1956 from California High School in California, PA. James earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gannon College in Erie, PA. After graduating college, James was employed with GE Plastics. He later owned and operated Erie Mold & Equipment for 10 years and retired from Nova Chemical in 2009. On July 4, 1959 he married Carol Louise (Anderson) Mazick in Erie, PA. She preceded him in death on April 8, 2013. James attended Atlantic Shores Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA. After retirement James volunteered at the Sand Bridge Fishing Pier in Virginia Beach, VA. In addition to spending time with family and friends, James was an avid reader, loved going to the beach, home projects and New York Times crossword puzzles.
Survivors include three children, James Matthew Mazick and wife Julie Ann of Lexington, MO, Jeffrey Charles Mazick and wife Kathleen Dianne of Florence, SC and Heather Louise Lichius and husband William Matthew of Independence, MO; eight grandchildren, Charles Jeffrey Mazick, Jack Powers Mazick, Josephine Dianne Mazick, Matthew Charles Mazick, Regan Nichole Garner, McKinley Rose Mazick, Hannah Louise Lichius, and William Michael Lichius, II; two great-grandchildren, Blakley June Garner and Camden Anthony Garner; one sister, Myra Jean Tolino and husband Vincent R. of Pittsburgh, PA; and best friend George Zober, who was like a brother, of California, PA.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife who he cared for over 7 years during her long illness.
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