WARREN, Ohio – Thomas Eugene Mazzella, 76, of Warren, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by those who loved him.
He was born in Youngstown to Martin and DoraBelle (DellaPenna) Mazzella on March 25, 1941.
He was a graduate of Girard High School and lived most of his life in Trumbull County with a few years in Florida.
Tom retired from Packard Electric as a general foreman in 1998 after 30 years of service.
He also enjoyed the craft of being an electrician by trade. He was so proud when his nephews continued to carry on the legacy of being a Mazzella and working as an electrician.
Tom was passionate about motorcycle riding and showing his classic hot rod at car shows. He enjoyed spending hours and hours in his garage just ‘tinkering’ around. When he wasn’t cruising the streets on his Harley or attending a car show, you could find him watching an old cowboy movie, which was another hobby he thoroughly enjoyed.
Tom was extremely loving and proud of his only child, Tami Mazzella, also of Warren. He is also survived by his brothers, Timothy (Linda) of Girard, John (Claire) of St. Petersburg, Florida and Marty of Mississippi, as well as his loving nephews, their families and many close friends.
Tami would like to thank her mother, Barb Mazzella and the amazing care-givers on his team with Home Instead Senior Care that assisted in supporting him and her towards the end of his life.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Mineral Ridge Chapel of Lane Funeral Home in Mineral Ridge.
One of Tom’s wishes was to have a small grave-side service with a bagpiper. This will take place at Welsh Hill Cemetery in Weathersfield Township, immediately following the brief service at the funeral home.
Tami asks that in lieu of flowers, and such, that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, Trumbull County, in Tom’s memory.
A television tribute will air Thursday, December 7 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.