Hazel Naomi Mecurio

February 29, 1916 ‒ September 06, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Hazel Mecurio, age 99, of Mansfield, was ushered into the arms of her Savior Sunday September 6, 2015 at Ohio Health MedCentral Hospital.

A leap year baby, Hazel was born February 29, 1916 in Butler, to the late Clyde and Julia Van Scoy, and grew up in the surrounding Mansfield area.  During her young adulthood, she worked as a nanny, housekeeper and cook for the Stantons of Mansfield.  After being a wife and mother at home, she was employed for 18 years by Mansfield City Schools as head cook at Brinkerhoff Cafeteria.  Upon retirement, Hazel was a secretary for her son Roger until the age of 82.  She and her husband were also employed by their church as part-time visitation ministers to the elderly.

On May 8, 1937 Hazel married Mike Mecurio, Sr. whom she had met at North Lake Park.  Together they spent 55 wonderful years together until he passed away in 1992.

She is survived by children Michael Mecurio Jr., Roger Mecurio and Rosalie Wade; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 12 great- great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one grandchild Jeff, and one great grandchild Tyrell.

Hazel was a role model for the entire family and will be remembered for her devoted prayer life, Bible reading and servant’s heart.  She was happiest when surrounded by her family, cooking, baking, and making a pleasant home where everyone felt welcome.

Friends may call Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 4-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Friday at 11 am. Pastors Dan Kirtland and Les Vnasdale will officiate. Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery in Mansfield.

Memorial contributions to Mansfield Christian School may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Hazel’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • We were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing–but what a wonderful testimony she was for our Lord! She and your dad were so welcoming to us when we first started going to church! They were both such servants and such a good example of a loving Christian couple! May the Lord comfort you at this time with fond memories and the knowledge that she is now with our Savior! Looking forward to the day when we are all together again–with Him. John & Sandy Skulski

  • 99 years……blessed~ she was such an example and we were so fortunate to know her.
    Thinking of her entry into heaven just makes a smile as she sees her Savior and waiting husband. Prayers and comfort to you in her passing but how blessed you were to call her Mom~Grandma and friend.

  • Aunt Hazel was a shining example of what living a Christian life is all about. She lived what she believed with grace, love, mercy and joy. My life has been richly blessed by her influence. I will miss you, Aunt Hazel, and look forward to seeing you again “over there”.

  • Hazel has been such a blessing in her lifetime, and although we had been around her only a few times, we knew her through her family. I know you will all miss her
    and have cared for her well these last few years. But we know your hope is in Jesus
    just as Hazel’s and that eternity has just begun for her. You are in our thoughts and
    prayers. You are her living legacy.

  • There is no hurting, no suffering, and no pain in Heaven. While we grieve her physical loss, she is in a far better place now. Take comfort in knowing she is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Extending our most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.