QUEENSBURY — Mr. Jacques Mazoureix, 84, husband of Marie Mazoureix, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Glens Falls Hospital.
In addition to his wife, Marie, he is survived by his son, Paul, to whom he was devoted.
As a young man, Jacques loved basketball, which he started playing at St. Ann’s High School in Manhattan. Jacques’ skills in basketball won him a full athletic scholarship to Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Jacques served in the U.S. Army where, in addition to his regular duties, he proudly played basketball for the U.S. Army team.
His French heritage and his family’s love of French food and cooking cultivated his interest in the food industry. He worked for many years for Bank of America in food service management.
Most recently, Jacques was a dedicated and loyal employee of the Great Escape, where he worked for many summers in the retail shop. He loved interacting with people and formed many friendships with his Great Escape colleagues.
He was an active and devoted member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 81. Jacques enjoyed weekly dart games with his good friends and regularly volunteered for dishwashing duties at the monthly breakfasts and other functions. He also golfed as part of an Elks’ league.
Another sport Jacques enjoyed was bowling, and he was part of bowling league where he bowled with many friends.
Jacques loved to tell jokes, and his delivery was flawless. He was so skilled at the art of joke-telling that most listeners never knew he was telling a joke until he delivered the punchline.
Listening to the music of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s was another of Jacques’ great pleasures.
Relatives and friends may call from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Mason Funeral Home, 18 George St., Fort Ann. The Elks’ Lodge of Sorrow will be at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Jacques’ memory to the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 81 is suggested.