August 9, 1958 Mazza Sent to folder

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August 9, 1958 Mazza
Sent to folder - Paul Mazza, 56, Deaf, Killed by Freight Train...
Paul Mazza, 56, Deaf, Killed by Freight Train when struck by an east-bound New York Central freight train at the Henderson Street eroding. . . Dies at 86, Oldest Physician \ Paul Mazza, 56, of 209 S. Hannj St., was killed by a train yesterday yesterday as he walked across the Henderson Henderson St. railroad crossing at 5:05 p. m. A deaf mute, he did not hea» the ringing of the crossing bells, or the engineer's horn as he walked walked south on the west side of th« intersection. He reached the second second rail of the second track, the one on which the east bound New Vork Central freight train was travelling. Train engineer R. F. Pearce, Jersey Shore, told police he saw Mr. Mazza walking toward the track and tried to warn the pedestrian pedestrian with the horn of the diesel locomotive. Witnesses testified that Mr. Mazza appeared to feel the vibration vibration of the 121-car train an instant before being struck. They said he threw up his arm as he saw the engine about to hit him. The right front handrail of the four-unit diesel struck Mr. Mazza an the head He was thrown 54 feet from the point of impact, according according to city police, and landed 18 feet from the track. Treated by Dr. Gerard A. Del Grippo at the scene of the accident, accident, Mr. Mazza was taken to tha Lock Haven Hospital by the Fire- Police ambulance. He was dead upon arrival at the hospital. Brain and internal injuries were the cause of death, according to County Coroner Roy L. Bryerton. The coroner arrived at the hos- •pital shortly after Dr. Gilbert L. Nicklas pronounced Mr. Mazza dead. Dr. Del Grippo was unable to reach the hospital as quickly suffering from typhoid, who cameras the ambulance. ' in "by the carloads." He once said j Sgt. Delbert G. Coslett, district he though the successful fight '•. investigator for the Pensylvania against tuberculosis and diabetes,!Railroad, was shopping in the and the near-eradication of ty- food market on the northeast cor- Paul P. Mazza Killed by Train Paul P. Mazza, aged 56, was killed yesterday about S p, m. phoid fever and diphtheria were outstanding developments in medicine medicine as he had seen progress made. That remark preceded the more ner of the crossing at the time of the accident. He and the in' vestigator for the New York Central Central were at the scene almost im- recent years; of the miracle drugs j mediately after the accident, and Saik vaccine! : - -- '-" Tn« long train was quickly un- Of typhoid, he said, as a medical coupled at most of the city cross- intern he "was brought up on it." ings. It was moved out about 5:50 Dr. McGhee began to practice P- m in in Mill Hall answering calls on! The New Y °rk Central extra, fool, by horse and huggy, trolley en S ine l"U. was travelling with and train. His first automobile, empty and full cars from Cherry purchased about 1906, earned himj Tree to Newberry Junction, black looks from neighbors with! Tne otner member? of tha horses. He said when he drove that first train's crew were: Conductor, B. W. Randall: fireman, P. Hems- wau "J- ^m, MM » lifc> The roads wei i Dr. Saylor J. McGhee, who j there was no top to died at the Lock Haven Ho*- windshield, and the pn car from Williamsport to Mill Hall, j le - v : flagman. Fred E. Berifield; at the time he purchased it. he and brakeman, Guy C. Hunter. I sweat more than any time in his Ml are from Jerse >* shore - 86th year, after spending near- j ly 60 years in the practice of medicine, was the dean of Clinton County physician*. He was chief of the medical staff at the Lock Haven Hospital life. The roads were terrible, the car. no prospect of in- mea m me LWLH XIMICII J»WB- wmusnieia, «na me prospect 01 indirection pital late this morning, in his ternal collapse on the part of the 86th year, after spending near- !motor was ever-present. ,„„ an active , eadw in the Hfc of the county for „,„ . century. motor was ever-present. Life-Long Churchman Mr. Bryerton said he would question the crew this morning at Newberry Junction. He noted Mr. Mazza's view of the track was unobstructed lor 1,500 feet toward the west. The coroner said he will also Dr. McGhee moved his practice;inspect the tape in the engine, to Lock Haven in 1913, became a j which records the speed of the member of the staff at the Lock train at all times. Engineer Haven Hospital, and succeededjPearce said his speed was ap- Dr. F. P. Ball as chief of the' proximately 20 to 25 m.p.h. board continuously from 1920 and ""' "'."?• l had been president, re-elected an- ! f °*f nrel h « r - medical staff in 1921, a position he held until his death. His wife, the former Sophie was a nurse in nually, since 1929. training at the hospital when their He saw the school district ad- ~° hman , Ce , be , gan- Dr ' and Mrs - Mc ' - , , ,, ivance through the building of two, ^ fiee V* d three sons and * ' ' 6 " Lock Haven high schools,!' 61 " wno survive them. Another „„...„„ the new elementary school thatj "f u S nter - Julia, died ax a young ness a t fa e a g e O f /j VCi an ^ ' i. _ i •. .... .iii . _ j'ffirl \J**t; \Jfr*4~l.]nAA /•iiAj-liM'M'.-.uAL.* ,. ... .. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mazza, Paul P. Mazza was born in Lock Haven, and had been employed 30 years by the Penn- woven wire mill. He was a member member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and the Loyal Order of Moose. His deafness dated from an ill- his name, and the presentjg irl - Mrs - McGhee died in March, mutism followed in the wake of biulding project of cafeteria-gym-i 1953 - nasium now in progress, not to! doctor's fidelity to the mention the addition of an athlet-j Church of Christ continued stead- the deafness, his family recalls. Surviving are the following j brothers and sisters, Mrs. William iic field, new vocational buildings fast from'the day in 1886 when, j Sautters. Williamsport: ^Mrs. Jos- and the unification of Lock Haven withice inches thick on E e ^^^ 0 ^^—^-^ baptized in thejconcetta St. Clair, Barnesboro; school districts of Clinton and! stream. --«"• «.* i Centre Born at Beech Creek The boy who would grow up i Mrs. Charles St. Clair, David ., _____ ....... -...,, into this position of administra- 1 his friends honored him at a testi- After 63 years of church leader-, M azza, Mrs. Andrew Martin. Eve- ship, first at Mill Hall, then atjjyn, Helen and Clyde, all of this First Church of Christ in this city,l c itv

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