Joseph J. Mazur

Greenbush, Michigan
December 14, 1914 - March 31, 2019


Thursday, April 11th 9 am - 11 am at Sacred Hearth Catholic Church

Service Location

Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Oscoda, Michigan


The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 9 am until the time of the funeral mass at 11 am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oscoda, MI.

Obituary Notice

Joseph J. Mazur,

Age 104, of Greenbush, MI, formerly of Detroit, MI, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Peaceful Acres in West Branch, MI. He was born on December 14, 1914 in Detroit, MI to the late John and Julia Mazur (nee Golemo). Joe served in the United States Army for nearly 5 years, including time in World War II. He was honorably discharged on December 14, 1945. Joe worked as an electrician and contributed on noteworthy projects such as the Detroit Renaissance Center. He had a love for sports and enjoyed baseball, football and ice skating. Joe was a big fan of watching the professionals play and his favorite team was the Detroit Tigers. He is survived by his 3 children, Cynthia (Alan) McGowen of Lincoln, MI, Daniel (Barbara) Mazur of Glen Ellyn, IL, and Karen (Gary) Goodfellow of Chandler, AZ; 8 grandchildren, Lee Major, Jeffrey Major, Janice Prokopec, Whitney Mazur, Michael Mazur, Sean Goodfellow, Brian Goodfellow and Billy Bugg; 7 great-grandchildren, Collin, Lauren, Bennett, Ethan, Caleb, Liam and Addie. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 9 am until the time of the funeral mass at 11 am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oscoda, MI. He will be laid to rest in the Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death in 2015 by his wife of 70 years, Alice V. Mazur, whom he married in 1945; 4 brothers, Stanley, Frank, John and Julius and sister Eleanor Golemo. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Greenbush Fire Department and you may offer condolences at

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Resurrection Cemetery - Clinton Twp, Michigan


Cindy, You and your family have my sincerest condolences.
— Cathie Garner
Your Dad is gone, but never forgotten.
He loved and had a talent for many things.
For all his fruit trees in his backyard.
Plus especially his worm garden in the basement.
Wishing you peace and prayers
May Gods love and grace be with you always.
Nancy & Tim
— Nancy Heidt
Dear Dad, we miss you already. You were one of a kind. So glad you moved "up north" to be close to us and your grandchildren. You were a kind and loving parent. Will miss your "always happy to see us greeting!"
Now you are in God's arms in true peace. God bless and keep you Dad.
Love you always,
Cynthia and Alan
— Cindi McGowen
My Dad was a great and honorable man. I loved him very much. He got along with everyone too! He was God-fearing and in his last years when I would ask him how are you?, he would say "Waiting to be with the Lord ".
What a wonderful father to have!
You will be missed!
— D. Goodfellow
Allan and I were very happy to welcome Karen and all of her family into our family. Of course we first met Joe at Gary and Karen's wedding and a few times in Az. I remember Joe as being a very quiet, kind man who was very proud of his family and loved them very much. He lived a long full life and I know that all of you miss him very much. For Joe's sake I'm glad that he did not linger in this life. He has gone home know to a much better life where we are promised no more pain. He is now safe in God's hands and has great peace. I pray that all of you have that same peace.
— Nellie Goodfellow
So sad to hear of Uncle Joe's passing. He was a wonderful man. Always willing to lend a hand and help out with even the smallest project. Always patient, gracious, understated, thoughtful, when the young kid that I was, got in over his head on a household improvement. A perfect role model of what the world could use more of today; reserved, competent, principled, loving and loved. I will miss him very much.
— George Hurst
I am so sorry for everyone's loss. What a long life he lived. May the family feel comfort in all of Uncle Joe's accomplishments in his life.
— Debbie Aguirre
My heartfelt condolences to Cynthia, Dan and Karen on the loss of your Dad. Uncle Joe was a kind man who could always make you laugh or smile. He lived a long life and was loved by so many. I’d like to think the Lord and Aunt Alice met him at Heaven’s Gates with a warm embrace as they said “Welcome Home”. Cherish your memories! Love you, Yvonne Deel
— Yvonne Deel
You were a loving, kind, strong and very funny father. When Joe died there was a party in Heaven! You are finally home with Jesus. (John 14:2-4 (2) My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? (3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (4) You know the way to the place where I am going.”) Love you always, Gary.
— Gary Goodfellow

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