Robert R. Mazer, 90
Industrialist, philanthropist and longtime principal owner of the Chicago White Sox.
Beloved husband for 56 years of Claire nee Glantz.
Loving father of Dr. Neal (Zev Nathan) Mazer, Cliff Mazer, Julie Mazer and Leslie (Scott) Westfall.
Proud grandfather of Ari Mazer, Amy Glasser, Eli Mazer, Benjamin Mazer, Mitchell Glasser, Corey Westfall, Ella Glasser and Andrew Westfall.
Dear brother of the late Ed (the late Patches) Mazer, the late Adele (the late Harry) Bloom, the late Leo Mazer, the late Sylvia (John) Bensman, the late Bill (the late Fritzie) Mazer.
Born in Milwaukee in 1923, Mazer attended the University of Wisconsin where he majored in Chemical Engineering. During WWII, Mazer served as an electronic technician in a Navy division headquartered at the Great Lakes Naval Center in North Chicago. He later founded Mazer Chemicals, a company that employed over 250 full-time employees in Gurnee, Illinois and became known for its innovative manufacturing and distribution of chemical emulsifiers and surfactants.
In 1985, Mazer sold his company to Pittsburgh Paint and Glass (PPG), and soon thereafter realized a lifelong dream of acquiring a substantial ownership in the Chicago White Sox, of which he became the largest individual investor and held a permanent seat on the Board of Directors. The Mazers were founding members of both Congregation B'nai Torah and the Birchwood Country Club in Highland Park, and became frequent patrons and donors to many charitable and community service, as well as political, organizations, including playing major roles in World ORT and its early development within the North Shore chapters of Women's American ORT, the American Society for Technion - Israel Institute of UTechnology, the American-Israel Public Action Committee, the Jewish United Fund the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and the Republican Party.-
Date and Time
Monday, October 21, 2013 at 1:00 PMLocation
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