John Mazzella

Obituary of John Edward Mazzella

John Edward Mazzella, 84, passed away on January 28, 2022, while under the care of hospice in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is survived by his brother Timothy Mazzella of Ohio. John was born and raised in northeast Ohio where he continued to live throughout his life. John was a U.S. Navy veteran where he served as an electrician aboard the USS Antietam. After the Navy John continued to work as an electrician. With the aid of his wife, Claire Hevener, they started an electrical contracting business in northeast Ohio. Throughout the years he and Claire came to love the St. Petersburg area, buying a vacation home and visiting when they could. They slowly became snowbirds, extending their stays as schedules allowed. The business was quite successful allowing them to sell it and retire as full time residents of St. Petersburg. John enjoyed walking in the waterfront parks. Logging many miles a day with his faithful companion dog, Vita. Once Vita passed he still enjoyed walking, but not as long or as frequent. Throughout their lives he and Claire traveled extensively, becoming world travelers. They enjoyed cruises the most. Taking some times two a year, for as much as thirty days at a time, to all parts of the world. They traveled to six continents and many of the world’s oceans and seas. They enjoyed the Pacific cruises and Christmas shopping in London and Austria the most. They were members of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and were active in the Florida Orchestra Guild. In lieu of a service or memorial at this time, please consider expressing your sympathies with a donation to one of John’s favorite charitable organizations: Friends of Strays Animal Shelter 2911 47th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33714 pets-and-people-support-fos
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