Thomas J. Mazerbo

By Orleans Hub Posted 5 March 2019 at 11:59 am

Thomas Mazerbo

Thomas J. Mazerbo, 67, of Stafford, passed away Fri., March 1, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, surrounded by his loving family and with many friends by his side.

He was born Nov. 27, 1951 in Medina, a son of Jean Navarra Mazerbo of Rochester and the late Anthony Mazerbo.

Tom worked for the USDA Rural Development office in Batavia for 31 years before retiring in 2005. He served as president of the local American Federation of Government Employees for 20 years and was the proprietor of T-JAM Entertainment for many years. Tom served as DJ for many area organizations and activities, including St. Rocco’s Parish, Holy Family Parish, the annual Halloween parade for Batavia’s Original, the Stafford firemen’s carnival, and the monthly dances for Genesee County Adults with Developmental Disabilities, which were held in Byron. A member of the Stafford Fire Department and a social member of the Alabama Fire Department, he announced the Stafford firemen’s carnival parade and the 4th of July parade in Lyndonville. A true patriot, Tom loved his country and was proud of our veterans. An avid Buffalo Bills fan, Tom attended Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia and enjoyed calling and playing bingo. He liked going to area car shows, attending his grandson’s sporting events, taking trips to area casinos, and dancing when the Coupe De’Villes played. Tom will be remembered for his sharp wit and tremendous sense of humor. Tom felt that if he could make someone laugh for even five minutes, he could help them forget their problems.

He is survived by his mother; his wife, Debra A. Reed Mazerbo, whom he married May 7, 2011 (Tom and Deb had a more than 40-year friendship before marrying in 2011); his children, Chris (Allyson) Mazerbo of LeRoy, Bryan (Katie) Mazerbo of Byron, Amy Mazerbo of LeRoy and Sam (Rita) Vigiano of Elba; five grandchildren, Tenlee and Sophia Mazerbo, Gianna and Haylee Mazerbo, and Mason Vigiano; two brothers, James Mazerbo of Spencerport and David (Judy) Mazerbo of Honeoye; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Tom will also be sadly missed by his dog, Sonny.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tue., March 5 at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia. Tom’s memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wed., March 6 at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, with Rev. John Keller officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-9959.

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