Scranton, PA – Julia Mazur, a graduate of Holy Cross High School in 2021, has left a lasting impact after bravely battling cancer. Her journey was a testament to her incredible talent, unwavering work ethic, and boundless kindness. A member of the La Salle Academy Class of 2017, Julia’s presence resonated far beyond her academic achievements.
Among her roles, Julia was an integral part of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ ice crew for seven years. Her dedication and hard work were evident in various positions at the practice facility, endearing her to the local hockey community, where she was admired and beloved.
Reflecting on their bond, Kayla Morcos shared on Facebook, “To my mini-me Julia Hockey Mazur… our endless conversations about Disney, Jordan Fisher, hockey, work, our future goals, what new Timberland boots or Loungefly backpack we bought. We were always oh so classy eating Wendy’s baked potatoes with extra butter in the car haha.”
Taylor Whartnaby Tv posted on Facebook,
“20-Year-Old Julia Mazur, a longtime member of the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Penguins ice crew and student at Wilkes University passed away Saturday after a heroic battle with stage 4 metastatic melanoma cancer. She was considered a go-getter, and person with many titles.”
Kayla fondly recounted moments at Penguins games, where they would meet by the elevator during intermissions and take laps around the arena. She expressed gratitude for the time spent together, highlighting Julia’s unwavering positivity and determination in her battle against cancer.
The entire AHL family is heartbroken by the passing of Julia Mazur. Our deepest condolences go out to Julia’s family and friends, and to the @WBSPenguins organization she loved so dearly.#HockeyFightsCancer💜 https://t.co/JD5SF1Qm5P
— American Hockey League (@TheAHL) November 19, 2023
Julia Mazur’s strength and resilience in the face of adversity were evident to all who knew her. Her unwavering fight and unwavering optimism endeared her to many hearts. While her loss is deeply felt, the memories she created will forever hold a special place.
The family will release details regarding Julia Mazur’s obituary and funeral arrangements as they honor her life and the impact she made on those around her. Her spirit and kindness will be remembered fondly by all who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her.