Tanya A. Mazakas, 37, U.S. Army, food scientist

By on October 30, 2013

Tanya A. Mazakas, 37, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at her residence.

She was born in Ephrata to Paul and Mary (Laudeman) Mazakas.

Tanya worked as a food scientist for Campbell’s Soup. She attended Ephrata High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Drexel University. She served in the U.S. Army, was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan, loved cooking and was a connoisseur of food. Tanya loved watching her nephews play sports, her cat Dank, was a great friend to all, and will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents: Louise and Earl Laudeman of Minersville; a sister: Jackie, wife of Steve Grater of Elizabethtown; a brother: Randy Mazakas, companion of Julie Brown of Lancaster and two nephews: Miles and Axel Grater.

A mass of Christian burial celebration was held Oct. 29 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 320 Church Ave., Ephrata, with Father John McLoughlin C.SS.R. as celebrant. Final commendation and farewell took place in the Bergstrasse Lutheran Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions in Tanya’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lancaster Co. Unit, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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