Robert A. “Mazz” Mazzocco, 45, of Aledo, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at his home. Services were 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial and Military Rites were at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., Monday at Fippinger’s where memori- als can be left to the MDM Trust Fund, 357 State Highway 135, Alexis, IL, for his children’s education. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
Rob was born March 18, 1968 in Uniontown, Pa. to John T. and Mary A. Polvinale Mazzocco. He graduat- ed from Uniontown Area High School. After graduat- ing, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. Rob was deployed with the 1st Marine Division to the Persian Gulf in August 1990. He was a member of Task Force Shepard who breached the Iraqi Southern Mine Fields and participated in the armor battle in the burning oil fields of southern Kuwait. He also fought in the cap- ture of Kuwait International Airport and received the USMC Combat Action Award.
On January 18, 2001, he married Melinda L. Gruber in Nassau, Bahamas. Rob was employed with the
Department of the Army at the Rock Island Arsenal. He was a member of the Aledo United Methodist
Church and enjoyed target shooting, reloading and riding his motorcycle.
Survivors include his wife: Melinda and his two children: Mallory and Dillon, all of Aledo; his mother: Mary Mazzocco; one sister: Andrea (Andrew) Levy, all of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and five nieces and nephews.
His father preceded him in death.