Raymond C. Mazanek, 67 of Smithville, NJ passed away on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Born and raised in Elmhurst Queens, NY, he moved to Little Egg Harbor, NJ in 1981 and resided there until moving to Smithville, NJ 20 years ago. Ray worked as Retail Operations Manager for EA Berg Associates, Paramus, NJ and was a communicant of St. Theresa’s Church. He served as a Committeeman and Deputy Mayor of Little Egg Harbor and was a member of St. Theresa's Council Knights of Columbus. Ray & Cathy co-chaired the Christmas Sharing Program (Toy Drive) at St. Theresa’s for 30 years and looked forward to it all year long. He was a little league coach, soccer coach and Scout Master for Troop 117. He enjoyed smoking a good cigar and was considered a cigar aficionado. He was also considered a “grill master” and loved barbequing for his family and friends. He was an avid Mets fan and loved fishing and spending time with his children, grandchildren and his golden retriever, Rocky.
Ray is survived by his loving wife Catherine “Cathy” Mazanek of 45 years, sons Jason Mazanek of Egg Harbor Township, NJ and Raymond Mazanek and wife Megan of Galloway, NJ, daughter Melissa Derr and husband Brian of Stewartsville, NJ, grandchildren Skylar Mazanek, Victoria Mazanek, Emma Mazanek, Charlie Mazanek, Caleb Derr and Charlotte Derr, brother-in-laws Robert Jaworski and wife Eve and Joseph Jaworski and wife Starr and sister-in-laws Jane Whithem and husband Cliff and Charlene Keeler.
Visitation will be held on Sunday July 25th, 2021 from 3-6 pm and Monday July 26th, 2021 from 9:30-1030 am at Maxwell Funeral Home 160 Mathistown Rd. Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 26th, 2021 at 11 am at St. Theresa’s R.C. Church 450 Radio Rd. Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087.
In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to St. Theresa's Church.