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Jack MezatastaJack C. Mezatasta, age 76, of Wakeman, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at his residence while under the care of Mercy New Life Hospice following a 2-year battle with cancer.
Born March 14, 1941 in Amherst, he lived in Lorain until recently moving with his wife to Wakeman to live with his son Joe. Jack was a 1960 graduate of Lorain High School.
He worked as a Cut-Off Operator in the #3 Seamless Mill at Lorain Works US Steel for 25 years, retiring in 2003. Prior to this, Jack worked for Cook Coffee and Ontario stores traveling the country setting up new stores.
He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union Local 1104 and enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and spending time with his family. For many years, Jack had a booth at Jamie's Flea Market in South Amherst selling goods. He also sold goods on eBay.
Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Barbara (nee Rigo); sons, Joe of Wellington and Greg of Lorain; grandchildren, Mark of Columbus, Georgia and Olivia of Lorain; brothers, Frank and Jim (Beth) both of Lorain and Tony (Shirlee) of Lutherville, Maryland.
He was preceded in death by his son, Mark in 2016; parents, Frank and Dorothy (nee Baldwin) Mezatasta; and a sister, Mary Lou Thomas in 1998.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of funeral services at 2:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. Rev. Karen Farthing will officiate. To send online condolences go to www.dovinfcs.com.
My friend Jack ..............a nice man .......a good friend ................a good guy ..............I will miss him ..............His buy - sell sign is hanging in the front of my booth at Jamies and as long as I am there Jack is there also .............I will miss him .........thank you Dale Jerkins
Dale Jerkins - August 26, 2017 at 05:06 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I will always have fond memories of my brother Jack. Our child hood together and all the family gatherings we had at Ma's house. Christmas was always my favorite. I love you Jack your brother Jim
Lorraine Kruman - August 26, 2017 at 10:45 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Sitting around the table playing cards with the Mezatasta brothers Jack , Jimmy, Moose and Tony ( my father in law) is one memory I will never forget. Just a little advice ... NEVER RAISE IF A MEZATASTA IS AT THE TABLE. ( good way to end up "swimming with the fishes")
Glenn Miller - August 26, 2017 at 09:55 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Frank, Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathies in the loss of your brother, Jack. Sandy (Kulas ) Meade
Sandy Meade - August 26, 2017 at 08:47 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Jack Mezatasta
jan and jim glass - August 26, 2017 at 08:45 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Mezatasta Brothers 61 years
Debi Mezatasta Miller (Niece) - August 25, 2017 at 10:48 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss jack was a great guy . He will be missed thoughts and prayers to the family . From Bruno Gelonese rip jack
bruno gelonese - August 26, 2017 at 08:44 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Debi Mezatasta Miller (Niece) - August 25, 2017 at 10:19 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Through our younger years and into our teens, Jack and I were very close and did almost everything together. I could go on forever with so many stories but will only say what I regret the most. It has been 46 years since my family and I moved from Onio to New York and ending up in Baltimore. Over those years we saw each other many times. However, I can only imagine what our relationship would have been like as well as my relationship with my other brothers, Frank and James had I not moved from Lorain. If I had one wish it would be to bring back those years and make up for all that was lost.Jack, my prayers are and will always be with you.Your loving brother, Tony
Tony Mezatasta - August 25, 2017 at 09:29 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM