Mark J. Lazzaro

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | August 18, 2019

Mark J. Lazzaro, 76, of North Huntingdon, went to be with his Lord and Savior August 17, 2019. He was born September 21, 1942 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Joseph J. and Josephine M. (Mazzei) Lazzaro. Mark was a bus driver for most of his working life and drove over 3,600,000 miles as a safe bus driver. He worked for Lincoln Coach, Pennsylvania Coach, 88 Transit, and Community Life. He also worked at Sam’s Club. At age 59 he rode his bike with friends 45 miles from Ohiopyle to Sutersville.
Mark excelled at everything he did. He was a member of Norwin Christian & Missionary Alliance Church where he served as an elder, a devoted Sunday school teacher and was in charge of the church van. Mark battled cancer courageously and valiantly with a trust and faith in Jesus as his savior beyond all measure. Mark was a Marine Corps disabled veteran and a member of the Marine Corps League.
He was an avid car enthusiast and owner of a 1950 Ford which was his first car. Mark orchestrated the construction of the house he built for himself and his wife who loved her husband dearly. Mark wanted all people to know that their soul is their greatest asset. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 45 years Janice L. (Sinwell) Lazzaro; his children Cheryl Odorcich, Mark A. Lazzaro Sr. and his wife Pamela, and Melissa L. Hamilton and her husband Lawrence; grandchildren Colton (Rachel) Odorcich, Joshua (Nicole) Odorcich, Ashley (Philip) Quinten, Mark A. Lazzaro Jr. and his fiancé Mandy Mackay, Christy Lynn Lazzaro, and Alyssa, Ashley, and Dale Hamilton; his great grandchildren Oliver and Jack Quinten; a sister Gloria Czesnakowski: also three very close cousins and their spouses.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Robert Daniels officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Union Cemetery. For online condolences please visit

Originally published August 18, 2019.

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