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Dr. Robert J. Mazzara, 93, Former Oradell Resident

ORADELL, N.J. – Dr. Robert J. Mazzara, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Oradell and Wyckoff, died Monday, Jan. 11. He was 93.

He was born in Queens and lived and practiced dentistry in Oradell for many years, before moving to Wyckoff and Florida. He attended Xavier High School in New York City, went to Fordham University and then to Georgetown Dental School. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a commissioned naval officer in the Korean War.

He was a past president of the Bergen County Dental Society, a member of the American Dental Association and awarded a fellowship in American College of Dentists.

After closing his practice, he continued his career as a full-time professor at the Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dentistry.

He is survived by three daughters, Janet Boscia and her husband, Carmen; Donna Hoeppner and her husband, Robert; and Patti Furgal and her husband, Robert; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his sister, Constance Heeg.

He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Marie, in 2000; his parents Andrew and Theresa Mazzara; and his brother, Dr. J. Richard Mazzara, in 2015.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. at Church of the Nativity, 315 Prospect St., Midland Park. Entombment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, 234 Paramus Road, Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his favored Xavier High School, 30 West 16th St., New York, NY 10011-6302; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834.

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