July 21, 1918 - August 1, 2002

07/21/1918 - 08/01/2002

Henry Mazer 84, formerly of Wheeling, died Wednesday, August 1, 2002 in Taipei, Taiwan.
He was the former Associate Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Chicago Symphony, and the former Conductor of the Wheeling Symphony and the Orlando Florida Symphony. For the last 18 years Maestro Mazer has worked with the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra and the Taipei sinfonietta in Taipei, Taiwan.
He was born in Pittsburgh, PA., on July 21, 1918, a son of the late Samuel and Irene Euler Mazer. He was an accomplished tennis player and semi-professional baseball player. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the Lawrencefield Chapel, Wheeling.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Foulk Mazer, and a daughter, Kathe Hitt. Surviving is a son, Thomas Mazer and his wife Wendy of Phoenix AZ, two stepsons, Lee C. Paull, III and his wife June of Wheeling and W. Glessner Paull and his wife Barbara of Columbus OH., two Granddaughters, Melissa and Nicki Mazer of Phoenix, AZ.
There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

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Judy Chubb
8 years ago

Hi! My name is JudyBillipsChubb. My family lived 2 doors down from the

Mazers on Northwood Blvd. in Orlando,FL, many years ago. I am very sorry

to hear about the death of your father, Henry. He was an amazing man and

your family were good neighbors. I remember going to the Florida Symphony

as a child and thinking, wow, the conductor is my neighbor! The thing I

admired the most about your dad was that he was just a normal, nice,

fun-loving dad and family man even though he was kind of a celebrity here

in Orlando for awhile.

I am married now and have 2 children, Anna, 16, and Andrew, 14. My

husband is Karl and he owns Karl’s Nursery of Orlando, Inc.


Judy Chubb

J. Joshua Garrick
8 years ago

The members of the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Florida wish to send condolences to the Mazer family along with fond memories of the years in which many of our choir members would sing for Maestro Mazer when he was Conductor of the Florida Symphony.