Mazzo, Mr. Carl J.
Date of birth: 05/05/1940 - Date of death: 05/27/2004
Local Business Man dies at the age of 64
Carl J. Mazzo, age 64, of 103 Goodwin Court, Nutter Fort, WV died at 2:00 P.M.
Thursday, May 27, 2004 at his residence following an extended illness. He was
born in Clarksburg, WV May 5, 1940 a son of Rose Iaquinta Mazzo of Nutter Fort
and the late Carl T. Mazzo.
Surviving in addition to his mother are, his wife of 41 years, Delores Sermo Mazzo, whom he
married April 20, 1963, a son and daughter-in-law, Carl P. and Dianne Mazzo, Bridgeport,
WV, a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Richard Barker, Clarksburg, WV, and four
grandchildren. He would call his three granddaughters, Mary Catherine Mazzo, Sierra and
Alexa Barker his “little angels” and he was so happy to have his grandson, Anthony Jones,
who always brightened his day.
Mr. Mazzo was a well-known business man in the Clarksburg area for over twenty-eight
years, who with his wife were the owners and operators of Mazzo’s Excavating. Twenty-
eight years ago, Carl and his wife started Mazzo’s Excavating with a twenty dollar bill and
years later their hard work and dedication to it, have built a legacy.
His children are going to follow in his footsteps and continue to carry his dream of managing
the business. Mr. Mazzo loved his work and the clientele he dealt with on a daily basis.
He received his start in business and earned his experience from the work he performed at
Joseph Iaquinta and Son of the Glen Elk area of Clarksburg. The late Frank Iaquinta
trained Carl and helped him to obtain character and strength to operate his own business.
Mr. Mazzo was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Stonewood.
He took his Catholic religion very seriously. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School,
class of 1959. Mr. Mazzo was an active volunteer firefighter for the Nutter Fort Fire
Department, where he had dedicated thirty-two years of his life fighting fires and aiding his
community. He loved to take long drives to the Canaan Valley area on Sundays. He also
loved to drive his 1957 Dodge Power Wagon, which he was very proud to have finished
restoring. He enjoyed winning many trophies with it at car shows. Mr. Mazzo will be
sadly missed by his family and friends and by all those who knew him as a kind individual.
Friends may call at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg
from 1:00 til 9:00 P.M. on Monday, May 31, 2004. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church, with the Reverend Father Cesidio J. Federico as Celebrant. A Biblical Prayer
Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 7:00 P.M. Interment will be in
Holy Cross Cemetery.
Carl you were the best, God Bless you, and rest in peace.