Robert J. Mazzara, #876, 1968 – 2007
Bob Mazzara was a very active cadet in Michigan Wing. He attended a number of encampments and served as the cadet commander of the 1988 Michigan Wing Summer Encampment. Bob joined CAP as a cadet in the Van Dyke Cadet Squadron, which has produced nine Spaatz cadets so far. He had a keen intellect and was a member of six winning Michigan Wing Academic Competition teams and two Michigan Wing Cadet Competition teams.
Bob passed away tragically, in August, 2007. He left behind a loving wife of less than a year, an 8 year old son (whom he adored), loving parents, a brother, grandmother and several aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews.
Maj David J. Mazzara, USAF writes:
Hello, I would like to post something about my brother Robert Mazzara Spaatz #876.
Bob was very enthusiastic member of Civil Air Patrol. He joined at the age of 13 and succeeded in every aspect of the program. After earning his Spaatz Award, Bob went on to command the Utica Sterling Cadet Squadron for several years, and that’s when he inspired me to join C.A.P. also. Thanks to Bob, I am now a career officer in the USAF. I owe much of my success in the USAF to him. Fortunately, before he passed away, he was able to attend my commissioning and the ceremony for my promotion to Major. I am grateful for all he taught me. He will be missed!