Dr. Steven D Mazzola, 61, of Orange, passed away June 23, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness which he fought with courage and dignity. Now, as his family mourns his passing, they also celebrate all that he was to them.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 5:00pm, Friday, June 26, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Orange, officiated by Father Tom Phelan. Immediately after the Mass at St. Francis, a private entombment will take place. Following entombment, the family will receive guests at the St. Francis San Damiano Center. Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

Born in Orange, on March 21, 1954, he was the son of Benny Mazzola, Jr. and Irona (Tibby) Mazzola. Steven attended St. Mary School, and graduated from Stark High School in 1972. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree from Lamar University, a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M, and his Medical Doctorate Degree from the University of Texas Medical School in 1986. He was a Board Certified Critical Care Internal Medicine Specialist in Orange for 29 years and loved his healing profession and caring for his patients.

In 1983 he married Linda Kay Hall of Orange and together they raised four children who he adored greatly and they loved him as their hero. He was the ultimate family man. He spent his life always trying to do everything he could for them and for all those around him. Steven was the most loving husband, dad, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and physician, all wrapped up in a shy, unassuming, and very humble Christian man. He had a great sense of humor and was so much fun to be with during family times and gatherings. He honored and observed the traditions of family, faith, and holidays. He especially loved Christmas and was always eager to host an event. He loved his times at the lake house golfing, fishing, and simply being surrounded by his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Benny Mazzola, Jr.; his brother, Dr. Benny (Beno) Mazzola, III; and his sister Virginia (Gigi) Mazzola Luna.

He is survived by his mother; his loving wife of 32 years, Linda Kay (Hall) Mazzola; sons, Steven Mazzola, Jr., and Adam Mazzola, both of Houston; daughters, Leslie and her husband, Dr. Justin Hogan of Baton Rouge and their daughter Parker Noelle, Lauren and husband Brandon Hogan of Orange; brother, Gilbert and wife Debbie Mazzola; sisters, Liz Oliva, Anita and husband Jim Layne and Gail and husband Paul Van Der Maas; parents-in-law, Martha and Stan Hall, all of Orange; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, patients, and colleagues, all of whom mourn his passing while celebrating the blessing that he was.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Dr. Mazzola requests that anyone wishing to make donations, make them to a charity of your choice or to The Dr. Steven D. Mazzola Scholarship Fund, c/o 202 Border St., Orange, Tx 77630.