MAZGAJ, Jacob James

MAZGAJ, Jacob James, 88, of Provident, OH, died peacefully September 25, 2013.

He was the beloved husband of Jeanette Baudaillier Mazgaj for 61 years.

They have six devoted children: Marian (Nick) Toth, James, Joseph (Margie) Jean (Paul) Bjorn, John “Skeeter” (Shola), and Jeffrey; his grandchildren Ashley and Nick Toth, David Ferrell, Brittanney Dagan, Jacob, Brandon, Matt, Jennifer, Jay Mazgaj and Mitch Bjorn.

He was from a large boisterous Polish family preceding him in death: Stephen, Adam, Joe, and Fred; his sisters, Geneva Snider, Josephine Kelich, and Laura Ballog.

He was born July 15, 1925 in the Provident, OH farmhouse where he lived until his death. Like his much beloved brother Fred, (deceased) he loved to farm and was milking cows and doing tractor work until his death.

In addition to his wife, children and 10 grandchildren Jacob is survived by his sister, Mary Strycula of North Royalton, OH.

He had many other family and friends he cherished.

The family invites you to share memories of this strong, intelligent, and witty man at the Beck – Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, St. Clairsville 2-8 p.m. Friday where a vigil service will be held at 4 p.m.

Jacob’s funeral liturgy with Mass will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville with Fr. Michael Gossett the celebrant. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery St. Clairsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity of the donor’s choice.

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