STRUTHERS – Frank Thomas Mazzarino Sr., 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
Frank was born on December 20, 1928 in Campbell. He was the son of the late John and Mary DiMichel Mazzarino.
Frank was a longtime resident of Struthers. After graduating from Struthers High School in 1947, he was hired by Republic Steel as a maintenance department clerk. After 38 years, he retired as Assistant Superintendent of Stores and Purchasing.
Upon his retirement from Republic Steel, Frank worked part-time for many years at Mill Creek Golf Course.
A Korean War Army veteran, Frank served in the Radio Signal Corps. His favorite pastime on base was being the basketball programmer and sportswriter.
While stationed in San Luis Obispo, California, he married his beloved wife, Helen Scavina Mazzarino. They were married for 56 years until his death in 2008. They spent years dancing polkas together and socializing with their many friends in the Struthers and Youngstown area.
An avid golfer and bowler, he enjoyed golf outings and golf and bowling leagues with many friends and relatives. He served as President of the Republic Steel Bowling League and Golf League for several years. Frank spent many fall Saturdays hounding and attending Youngstown State University football games.
He has been involved with many organizations including the Knights of Columbus, Struthers Athletic Club, and the Republic Steel Salaried Retirees Club.
Above all, Frank especially enjoyed spending time with his beloved grandchildren and attending their school, musical and sporting events. He was proud of each of them and reveled in their accomplishments. His children and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to him. Frank always looked forward to family gatherings, having fun with his immediate and extended family. He was a good neighbor and appreciated the kindness of his neighbors towards him. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
A lifelong Catholic, Frank was a member of Christ Our Savior (St. Nicholas) parish in Struthers for 56 years.
Frank is survived by his son, Frank Thomas Jr. (Kathe) Mazzarino; daughter, Lori (James) Guerrini; grandchildren, Caitlin (Winston) Douglas, Anthony (Ryka) Guerrini and Christopher Guerrini; great-grandson, James Douglas; sister-in-law, Nancy Scavina; and dear nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Frank’s family will receive family and friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Struthers, where a Christian funeral mass will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. .
Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Campbell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Christ Our Savior Parish, 764 Fifth St., Struthers, OH 44471, in memory of Frank Mazzarino.