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U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
Stephen A. Mazur, Lt. Colonel USAF (Retired)February 14, 1933 – February 20, 2011
NORTHFIELD – Stephen A. Mazur, 78, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force, retired, died Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Franklin on February 14, 1933, the son of Frank and Katherine (Waltos) Mazur. Steve was raised in Franklin and attended and graduated from St. Mary School and Franklin High School, Class of 1951. He continued his studies at the University of New Hampshire and graduated in 1956.
Mr. Mazur served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring as lieutenant colonel in 1976. As a helicopter pilot, he earned numerous awards including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.He was a member of the Military Officers Association of America, USAF Helicopter Pilot Association and the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. Steve was a life member of VFW Post 1698 in Franklin and the Whiteman-Davidson American Legion Post 49 in Northfield.
Following his military service, Mr. Mazur owned and operated Mazur’s Hardware in Northfield for many years.
Family members include his wife of 54 years, Jeanne (Hebert) Mazur of Northfield; three children, Stephen A. Mazur Jr. and his wife, Roxanne, of Franklin, Robert M. Mazur and his wife, Julie, of Northfield, and Patricia M. Sawicki and her husband, Stephen, of Northfield; seven grandchildren, Courtney Mazur, William Mazur, Cassidy Mazur, Richard Mazur, Christopher Mazur, Jacqueline Mazur and Kyle Sawicki; a brother, Frank P. Mazur of Tilton; and nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Church, School Street, Franklin.
Burial with military honors will follow at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Memorial donations may be made to New Hampshire Veterans Home, 139 Winter St., Tilton 03276.
~ GUEST BOOK ~
February 25, 2011My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time..very sorry for your loss.~ Laurie Gilman, Candia, New Hampshire
February 24, 2011Jeanne, We will be with you in spirit tomorrow…feel the hugs! Please extend our sincerest condolences to your family. Love, Margie, Mary, Joan, Pat, Rita, Fran~ ” the girls”, Boston, Massachusetts
February 24, 2011Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are sorry for your loss.~ Randy & Sharon Barclay, Northfield, New Hampshire
February 24, 2011TO ALL THE MAZUR FAMILY; STEVE WAS A GREAT PERSON AND A GREAT FOOTBALL PLAYER AT UNH AND I WAS PROUD TO BE A TEAM MATE AND FRIEND. BLESS YOU ALL.
February 24, 2011Frank, Mary, Stephanie & the rest of the Mazur Family: I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.~ Joan Parent, Concord, New Hampshire
February 24, 2011Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.~ Thomas & Karen Sirard, Whitinsville, Massachusetts
February 23, 2011Uncle Steve was a great man! When I think of my early memories, I recall fun times – how he loved all of us nieces and nephews visiting – from Christmas in South Dakota to Thanksgiving at the Cape, Brookline NH and then Northfield – he always made us feel welcome and at home. Time passed and we all had our own families but over the past few years my children had the opportunity to get to know Uncle Steve at my parent’s summer home. Now my children connected with – not only a great uncle – but a war hero who shared his stories – who they admire – and appreciate all he did to serve and protect our country – they understand what a bronze medal means -and how important our freedom is and how we have been protected because of people like Uncle Steve. He will be missed but always remembered and admired! Aunt Jean, my cousins Stephen, Bob and Tricia – I am so sorry for your loss – your husband and dad was a special person – and we are sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers! With love, Jeanmarie, Andrew, Michael and Caitlin~ Jean Scire, Groton, Massachusetts
February 23, 2011My thoughts go out to the entire Mazur Family. Steve was an institution in the Town and will be missed by all.~ Judy Huckins
February 23, 2011Steve & Roxanne and the rest of the Mazur family: I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the fond memories that you have. Love, Jodi, Todd & Tyler~ Jodi Jasinski, Manchester, New Hampshire
February 23, 2011You are in my thoughts and prayers…~ Pam Berube, Concord, New Hampshire
February 23, 2011To the Mazur family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Memories of our life can never be taken away.~ Stasiu & Cynthia Jasinski-Fort Myers, Florida
February 22, 2011Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Mazur family. Our thanks to Lt. Col. Mazur for his service to our country. USAF RotorHeads www.rotorheadsrus.us~ Jim Burns, SMSgt. USAF (Retired), Navarre, Florida
February 22, 2011We’re so sorry for your loss.. many hugs to you and your family during this difficult time. With love, the Bellerose Family.~ Richard & Sherrie Bellerose, Northfield, New Hampshire
February 22, 2011To one of the best neighbors ever. We will miss you. Kitty and Bill Robinson~ William Robinson, Northfield, New Hampshire
February 22, 2011My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Uncle Steve. With love~~ Brenda Doudican, Freehold, New Jersey
February 22, 2011Jeanne, thinking of you and your family with love and sympathy on the loss of your dear husband. I will be out of the State and unable to attend the Services… you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love and Hugs,~ Barbara Thurston, Manchester, New Hampshire
February 22, 2011Steve and Roxanne, My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time~ Roland Gamelin, Bow, New Hampshire
February 22, 2011Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.~ Kevin & Dina Waldron, Northfield, New Hampshir
February 22, 2011Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.~ The Staff of Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, Franklin, New Hampshire