Peter Mazeiko, RIP

August 3, 1952 ~ August 10, 2018

Middletown, NY

Peter J. Mazeiko, a retired flavor chemist, died on August 10, 2018 after a long illness at his home with his soulmate, Myn at his bedside. He had recently celebrated his 66th birthday.

He was born on August 3, 1952 in Biddeford, Maine to John and Anna Pochebit Mazeiko.

Peter studied organic chemistry at St. Michael’s College, Flavor Chemistry at Farleigh Dickinson and received his MBA from the University of New Haven. He put his education to work first at Nestle as a Food Scientist, and then at PFW in Middletown, Ottens, Takasago and Bush Boake Allen with his abilities as a flavor chemist.

A man with a heart of gold, he was kind and thoughtful; he loved his daughters and grandchildren and spending time with them. Always an animal lover, his dogs were an important part of his life. He married his longtime friend of over 40 years, Myn, and their devotion to each other was obvious right up until death. Prior to his illness, Peter was an avid runner, becoming President of Orange Runner’s Club from 1986 to 1996. He was a very active person, enjoyed sailing and golfing. He was a man who loved his work; enhancing the flavor of food with the knowledge he acquired during his many employment experiences.

Donations, in his name, may be made to The Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O. Box 504, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741

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