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Juan Mateo Mazara

September 21st 1934 - May 24th 2020

 

Juan's Obituary

Spanish:

Juan Mateo Mazara falleció el 24 de Mayo 2020, a la edad de 85 años en el hospital St Michael en Newark, NJ. Era hijo mayor de la señora Paula "Blanca" y el señor José - fallecidos. Juan nació en Magarin del Seybo, Republica Dominicana el 21 de septiembre del año 1934.

Llego al Ingenio Consuelo cuando era un adolescente, ahí estudio y se desarrolló como un excelente electricista, profesión que ejerció con mucha pasión hasta llegar a su retiro laboral de American Cyanamid en Linden, NJ, donde trabajó con su hermano Bonifacio.

Emigró a Los Estados Unidos en en la década de los años 60, donde continuó desarrollándose y obteniendo logros profesionales y personales. Tuvo una vida muy activa, fue jugador de softball, miembro del Club de Leones, del Club Campestres del Ingenio Consuelo, para nombrar algunos. Asistía cada domingo religiosamente a la iglesia donde participaba en todas las actividades. Fue miembro de la Iglesia de la Intercesión en Nueva York, NY.

Juan fue un ser humano extremadamente generoso y bondadoso, entregado por completo a su familia. Le gustaba organizar reuniones familiares, siempre con un gran sentido del humor donde todos lo disfrutábamos. Tenía el don de hacer que todos y cada unas de las personas a su alrededor se sintieran únicas y queridas. Juan tenía un carisma muy especial para atraer los niños(as).

Le sobrevive su esposa: Rosalia Mazara. Sus hijos: Khaty, Abraham, Raquel, Juana, Juan Jr. y Vanessa. Nicolas "Pipo" y Johnny -fallecidos.

Hermanas(o): Reyna “Mamita", luz María y Bonifacio - fallecidos. Sobrinos(as) Amalia, Sonia, Monica, Napoleon, Mayra, Orlando, Sandra y Angelo

Nietos: 17 nietos y 10 bisnietos. hijastra: Isabel Morales;  primos, amigos, y toda la familia estamos pasando por la profunda pena de haber perdido un ser muy querido por todos.

Lo extrañáremos por siempre.

English:

Juan Mateo Mazara died on May 24, 2020, at the age of 85 at St Michael's Hospital in Newark, NJ. He was the oldest son of Mrs. Paula "Blanca"  and Mr. José. Juan was born in Magarin of del Seybo, Dominican Republic on September 21, 1934.

 

Juan and his family settled in Ingenio Consuelo a municipality of San Pedro de Macorís as a teenager where he studied and developed his skills to become an excellent electrician. He practiced his professions with great passion until his retirement from American Cyanamid in Linden, NJ where he worked with his brother Bonifacio.

 

Juan immigrated to the United States in the 1960s, where he continued to develop and achieve professional and personal achievements. He had a very active social life, he was a softball player, a member of the Lions Club, the Campestres del Ingenio Consuelo Club, to name a few. He attended church every Sunday where he participated in many activities. He was a member of the Church of the Intercession in New York, NY.

Juan, was an extremely generous and kind human being, devoted entirely to his family. He liked to organize family gatherings, always with a great sense of humor that we all enjoyed. He had a gift for making each person around him feel unique and extra special. 

 

Juan was predeceased in death by his parents, Blanca and Jose; his sister Luz Maria, his brother Bonifacio and his sons, Nicolas "Pipo" and John F. Mazara. He is survived by his wife, Rosalia. His children: Khaty, Abraham, Rachel (Irvin), Juana (Enrique), Juan Jr and Vanessa. His sisters: Reyna "Mamita", His Nieces and nephews: Amalia, Sonia, Monica, Napoleon, Mayra, Orlando, Sandra and Angelo, His daughter in-law Isabel Morales; 17 Grandchildren, and 10 Great-grandchildren, a host of Cousins and many close friends.

 

Juan will be dearly missed and will always live in our hearts. We love you Juan Mateo Mazara!

 

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Global Giving

COVID-19 Support for 150 Dominican Families

A microproject by The Bienvenido Project (FUNFONAVI)

Overview:

The Bienvenido Project (FUNFONAVI) provides holistic care for over 300 impoverished Dominican and Haitian youth in the area of food, education, health care, advocating for the child’s rights and safety, social and spiritual development, and more. Through these inititives, we aim to offer hope for a life beyond poverty!

 

The Challenge:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and restrictions imposed by the government, the normal operations of the Bienvenido project came to a halt. The greatest impact of this is on the children who relied on our feeding program; the daily meals provided are often the only one these children will get.

 

Their caregivers are typically street vendors who do not earn enough to care for their families. This type of "employment" has now been eliminated due to the pandemic restrictions, meaning meager earnings are now non-existent. This initiative will help keep these children from starving!

The Solution:

The Bienvenido Project has partnered with a local store to create customer accounts for 150 families in Bienvenido. Every month, funds will be deposited equally into these accounts allowing families to purchase essential items as needed. To ensure funds are not used to purchase vices, a list of items excluded for purchase has been created along with a verification system that cannot be replicated to protect each family's account.

 

Long-Term Impact:

This initiative will help keep the children of the Bienvenido project from going hungry. While we wish we could look at this as a short-term problem to solve, the truth is the COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to last much longer than any would like. The Bienvenido project is designed to function so social distancing can be practiced; a long-term health benefit to all. And because it operates out of a grocery store, it should remain a reliable option if a mandatory quarantine is ordered.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10

Please make a small donation in lieu of flowers or in the memory of Juan Mazara:

https://www.globalgiving.org/fundraisers/juanmazara

 

Quotes

Psalm 27: 4-5

“One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.” 

 

“...and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” – Isaiah 61:3

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:7 

 

“Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” – 2 Timothy 2:21

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” –Psalm 23:4“

 

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.”– Psalm 119:35

 

Video

 

Photo Gallery

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