Henryk Mazur, age 70, of Colonie passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 3rd 2021. Born in Batorz, Poland on June 16, 1950, he was the son of Ludwig and Weronika (Stolarz) Mazur.
After Henry finished school in Poland, he served in the Polish Army from 1968-1970. Henry immigrated to the United States and settled in Albany, NY in 1974.
In 1987, he married the love of his life and best friend, Beata, whom he was able to spend the next 34 years with.
For almost 30 years, Henry worked as a baker at Freihofer’s Bakery in Albany. He thoroughly enjoyed being active and busy with work, so much so that even after retiring, he chose to continue to work, most recently at BJ’s Wholesale Club for 7 years.
Henry volunteered at the Polish Community Center for many years where he later became the President of the club in 2017 and 2018. He was very proud of his Polish heritage and also proud to be an American. He also was a member of St. Michaels Church in Cohoes, where he was a lector.
In his free time, Henry loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson. He enjoyed traveling as well as vacationing with his family on the beach. He enjoyed telling interesting stories and jokes, writing poetry, making wine, gardening, photography and reading. He especially loved working on construction projects around his home and adding his own signature touch to each project; he was a very skilled handyman.
Henry was known to be a very caring and compassionate individual. He was a model of hard work, love and resilience and had tremendous pride and satisfaction in any work that he did. He had many friends and was respected by many people.
His family is so proud of him for everything that he has accomplished. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. One of his favorite sayings was “Wszystko bedzie OK”, which translates to “Everything is going to be okay”. This gives his family comfort during this difficult transition.
Henry is survived by his wife Beata (Jereczynska) Mazur, his son Michael Mazur, his two daughters Isabella (Amel) Hadzimuratovic, and Anetta Mazur, his grandson Lukas Hadzimuratovic, his sisters Janina Paszkowski, Teresa (Stanislaw) Zaorski, Alina (Roman) Mikula, and Lucyna (Larry) Barry, plus many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents, Ludwig and Weronika (Stolarz) Mazur, his twin brothers Jan and Josef, his niece Sylvia Mikula, and nephew RJ Barry.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his calling hours on Wednesday April 7, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m. at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie, NY 12205. Gathering size within our chapels will be based on the most current NYS occupancy requirements. Masks are required and social distancing is to be observed inside and outside of our chapels.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday April 8 at 9 a.m. at the Church of St. Clare, 1947 Central Avenue, Colonie. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. You must park in the main parking lot and enter only through the main parking lot doors. Masks are required and social distancing is to be observed inside and outside of our chapels.
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