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John “Jack” Mazzie

MAZZIE, John T. “Jack,” age 84 years, passed away on December 29th at home in Omaha after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by his loving family: Donna Mazzie, best friend and wife of 55 years; son, Mark Mazzie (Kathy); daughter, Marin Danieley (Jason), all of New York City; fur person, Chappie, and many relatives and good friends. Sergeant, USMC, Pacific Theater WWII; BA Creighton University, 1950. Jack enjoyed a very successful broadcasting career spanning 45 years, beginning in 1947 with experimental television at Creighton University with Roswell Williams, SJ. He was on the original staff of WOW-TV in Omaha, leaving as Executive Producer. Other positions: VP/GM, WREX-TV in Rockford, IL; Pres. & CEO of Gilmore Enterprises in Kalamazoo, MI; VP/GM, WEEK-TV in Peoria, IL; GM, WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, MI; retired in 1992, returning to his birthplace of Omaha. Community and industry activities include: United Way of Rockford, IL-President; Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce-VP; Rockford Symphony Orchestra Board-VP; Illinois Broadcasters Association-President; member, Michigan Broadcasters Association and National Association of Broadcasters; St. Anthony Hospital (Rockford)-Board of Directors; Plaza Arts Circle (Western Michigan University)-Board of Directors; Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra-Board of Directors; Downtown Kalamazoo Economic Development-Board of Trustees; St. Jude Affiliate-Board of Directors (Peoria); Community Relations Committee, Bradley University (Peoria); volunteered with Radio Talking Books and S.C.O.R.E. (Omaha). The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 6, 2009, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to one of the following: Creighton University; Marin Mazzie Scholarship Fund, Shaw Theatre, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49007; or charity of your choice.


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