of Clarkston, passed away May 5, 2018 at 92 years of age. Rudy was one of the original entrepreneurs. His first leap into owning a business was a small grocery store in Pontiac. Next, it was a Mobil gas station where he honed his mechanical skills and pumped countless gallons of gas (the good ole days!). Finally, he decided to open the infamous, Mazza Auto Parts (LOL). He dedicated himself to the love of his life Joy, and their 4 children. Rudy was a man of few words, although he was known for his classic one liners, sometimes making you wonder later-on, did he really say that?! He also enjoyed telling stories about his countless number of travels and adventures with his wife Joy, their children, and their wide circle of incredible friends and family. Rudy’s true passion in life was work and that is what he did until he was 91. He will be remembered as a strong, self-made, hardworking man who helped many people throughout his 92 years. His family loved him greatly and will miss him deeply. Beloved husband of the late Joy for 70 years; loving father of Deborah (Ronald) Harris, Karen (Jerry Guidry) Mazza Guidry, Jeffery (Corrine) Mazza and Gina (Chris) Turner; grandfather of Bryce (Flora), Chad (Sarah), Toni (John), Drew (Stephanie), Brent (Erika), Trevor, Kevin and Taylor (Julia); great grandfather of 8; brother of the late Frank & Nancy Mazza, Alice & Tony Anselmi, Josephine & Jim Serravelle, Edith & Carl Grassi and James & Nicki Mazza.
Tuesday 3:00 - 8:00 pm at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON 8909 Dixie Hwy.
Wednesday May 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (in state 10:00 a.m.) at St. Perpetua Church, 134 Airport Rd. Waterford.
Karen Thibodeau Bliesath
Deepest sympathy to all of the family and friends. Joy and Rudy are together now but they will be deeply missed.
You were one of the kindest and hard working person I've even seen and met in my life. You have known me my hole life and you will be so truly missed by so many. Your wife Joy was also so beautiful and lovely were you two can now be reunited together for entity. I will always remember you and for all what have you done for me and for being apart of our family. My father will also miss you deeply and forever remember you and all the memories you have shared throughout a long lifetime spent together. My condolences go out to the entire Mazza family and friends. You all are my prayers & thoughts as we remember a great man, a true pioneer, the remarkable and heartfelt story not many know about his earlier years, his childhood, struggles and what he had to overcome to make him so very appreciated, successful in the community and beyond. God bless you all, rest peacefully Rudy, you will never be forgotten and the legacy you left behind.
So sorry for your loss. Greg and Mary Brady
Steve & Vivian
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May loving memories bring you peace,comfort, and strength.
Please accept my deepest and heartfelt feelings for your losses.