Mazzara, Salvatore ''Budd''
From Central Park Historical Society Encyclopedia
Born Salvatore Mazzara, 3/23/15 in Brooklyn, NY
Parents Carmello and Catherine Mazzara was in the marble business doing commercial buildings in N.Y. and N.J.
Siblings: Michael McDonough, Rose Mazzara Millevolte, Maria Mazzara, John Mazzara, George Mazzara, Francis Mazzara.
Buddy was Nassau County employee before going into the service. In 1948 he met his wife, Gene Grant, in Chicago and was married later the same year. They set up their first home in Nurmberg, Germany. Gene was from Stanley, N.Y. ( a village in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.)
After Buddy served in the military he returned and worked for Nassau County. He established an insurance business and had an office on Broadway and then on Stewart Ave. He attended and graduated from Empire State College. Gene attended and graduated from SUNY Old Westbury.
Children: Robert, a Medical Professor in London, England married to Bettina Carpi. Dr. Mary Alice Mazzara, a scholar in International Education & associated with Columbia University. Dr. Mazzara has her own company, Geneva Global Group.
Buddy was very visible and active citizen of Bethpage. Buddy was a war hero, a dedicated veteran, Buddy was proud to acknowledge he participated in D-Day, the Invasion of Normandy during World War II. He was proud to display 6-6-44 on his license plate. He was a member of the Town of Oyster Bay Zoning Appeals Board, a founding member of the Bethpage Chamber of Commerce, a dedicated and vital President of the Bethpage Republican Club for many years and a prominent figure in local and state politics. A member of the Central Civic Association and Central Park Historical Society.
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