Ryland Albert Mazur, 97, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Austin, died Saturday, April 8, 2017.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, April 12, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Austin with interment following at Assumption Cemetery.
Mazur was born Jan. 18, 1920, in Fairmont, West Virginia, the son of George and Ada Mazur. He married Martha Javor on June 12, 1942. She preceded him in death.
Mazur grew up in West Virginia and eventually became a coal miner in Morgantown, West Virginia.
He switched careers and took up carpentry. He moved to Smithville to build barracks for the U.S. Army.
Mazur enlisted in the Army Air Force in July 1942, and served until 1946.
After the war, the Mazurs moved to Fairmont, West Virginia, where he returned to carpentry.
In 1954, they moved to Austin where he worked in carpentry and maintenance for Capital National Bank/Chase Bank. He retired from the bank in 1989.
They were members of St. Louis Catholic Church.
Mazur is survived by one daughter, two sons and spouses, including Rylene and Peter David Foegelle of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; Jerry Mazur, Round Rock, and Mark and Teresa Mazur, Fredericksburg.
Survivors also include 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mazur was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Ryan Williams, 10 siblings and many in-laws.
Pallbearers included Christopher Mazur, Steven Mazur, William Dowding, Joseph Colbert, Rick Freeman and Paul Foegelle.