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Service Set for Alexander L. Mazzarella

Former Huntington Station resident was retired NYPD detective.

A service is scheduled for Wednesday for Alexander Louis Mazzarella, 85.

The former Huntington Station resident died Jan. 31 at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla.

He was born in New York City and lived in Vero Beach for 41 years, moving there from Huntington Station. For 20 years, he was a New York City police officer, before retiring as a detective in 1971. He also served in the Navy during World War II.

He was a life member of the Vero Beach Elks Lodge 1774.

Survivors include his sons, Mark Mazzarella of Vero Beach and Steve Mazzarella of Issaquah, Wash.; brother, Michael Mazzarella of Fort Lee, N.J.; sister, Rose Deweese of Fontana, Calif.; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marge Mazzarella, and sister, Jean Price. Contributions may be made to the Calvary Chapel, 941 18th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 for its Missions Fund.

 A celebration of life is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach, with the Rev. James Gallagher of Calvary Chapel officiating. A guestbook is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.

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