1965 – 2013
John D. Mazzocco was raised in the Santa Clarita Valley, where he attended Newhall Elementary, Placerita Junior High, and graduated from Hart High School in 1983. John played four years of baseball and football at Hart before attending Piece College where he continued football while pursuing a career in the Fire Service.
John and his wife Lori met on a blind date in 1988 and both knew instantly that they had met the person of their dreams. They have been inseparable soul mates ever since. John and Lori were married in 1991, son Matthew arrived in December of 1993, followed soon by Michael in July of 1995.
John was hired in 1986 as a firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department where he worked in a variety of assignments, spending most of his career in the Santa Clarita Valley. John served as firefighter, paramedic, engineer, and Captain at Fire Stations 111 and 73.
As a family they enjoyed traveling to many locations where John taught the boys a love for different experiences, cultures, history and above all, to have compassion for their fellow man. Appreciating what the world has to offer and not living in a bubble were lessons regularly passed down. Whether good or bad experiences, there were many “Mazzocco Adventures.”
John is survived by his wife and best friend Lori, sons Matthew and Michael, father Bob (Helena) Mazzocco, brothers Tom (Gypsy) and Mike (Loni) Mazzocco, his wonderful in-laws, Alex and Patt Kerr, and numerous loved ones. He was preceded in death by his mother Karen Mazzocco.
He will be greatly missed.