Jeannie Louise Mazzola

May 9, 1951April 19, 2011


Beloved Mother, Wife, Sister and Daughter, Jeannie Louise Mazzola passed away Tuesday April 19, 2011 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, California after a long and courageous battle with Breast Cancer. Jeannie was 59 years old.

Jeannie was born May 9.1951 to Fred and Phyllis Vanleeuwen at St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank. Jeannie spent her childhood in Encino, California where she attended local schools and graduated from Grant High School in 1969. She married Sterling Strobel in 1970 and started a journey as a Navy wife. They had 3 children, Renee, Chris and Fred. Jeannie and Sterling divorced in 1980.

Jeannie and Tony Mazzola were married December 5, 1980 in Boise, Idaho and continued the journey. A new addition to the family, Marian came along and together they moved 13 times to duty stations and cities in California, Idaho and South Carolina. Jeannie was a devoted mother and homemaker. Jeannie was a popular neighborhood mom in all of the neighborhoods and was loved by hundreds of neighborhood kids.

Jeannie is survived by her husband of 30 years, Tony, sons in law and daughters Orion and Renee Wyrick, Chris and Kim Strobel, Chris Simmons and Marian Mazzola, Fred Strobel and Tiffany Steinberg and grandchildren Elizabeth Wyrick and Gregg Strobel. She is also survived by her father, Fred Vanleeuwen and sisters Cathy Vanleeuwen and Laura Beckman. She was preceded in death by her mother, Phyllis Vanleeuwen.

A memorial service for Jeannie will be held at Valley Funeral Home, 2121 W. Burbank, Boulavard, Burbank Ca. 91505.

Donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements under the direction of Valley Funeral Home, Burbank, CA.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Mary Hutton

March 14, 2012

I am an old highschool friend of her daughter Mary. Her mom was always so sweet and nice to me when I was visiting at their home. My heart goes out to you Mary and to your entire family.

Renee Ann Wirick

May 24, 2011

Thinking about you lots today, Mom!

Paula Lewis

May 24, 2011

What must I say, what must I do. All can do is live like you. You lived so we could learn. What a beautiful life patterned after Jesus.
I will miss you all of my days, but we shall meet again. Love, Paula

Paula Lewis (Strobel)

April 27, 2011

My dear sweet beautiful friend, I will miss you so much. We were friends before you even SDS. About 45 years now. Heaven got the best of the best! My heart is heavy but I know where you are and that makes me smile! Love to all the children and of course Tony. Love always, Paula

Rose Worthen

April 27, 2011

I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie once. I knew then this women was a special lady. Tony, you are a very lucky man to have had that special love of your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Alice Kirby

April 26, 2011

To my sister in the fight against cancer:
I didn't really know Renee's Mom in person but I grew to know her through her daughter. Even in the midst of her own problems she was concerned for my welfare and wanted to give me help and advice for my illness. I believe that Renee is a reflection of the best parts of her and I thank her for sending a wonderful friend to me. I will cherish and keep your scarf as a memento. Your family has all my sympathy and compassion.

Tony and Chris Swerczek

April 26, 2011

To one of our oldest and best friends, Tony Mazzola, and his family: We are saddened by the loss of Jeannie. Yet we are glad she is safely in the arms of Jesus where there is no sadness, no sickness, and no pain. One day we will see her again.
You are in our prayers and in our hearts.
We love you.

Matt & Maria Franco

April 25, 2011

Matt & I offer our deepest condolences to the family. We didn't know Jeannie well but we both have had the pleasure of knowing both Renee & Chris. Both have been amazing friends to Matt & I and we will love them and keep them both close to our hearts forever. Thank you for the beautiful friends we now have in our lives. You will be missed.

Donna Wirick

April 25, 2011

Jeanne. we will all miss you. You were so kind, loving, and patient with everyone. You raised wonderful children, one of which is the love of my son's life. You also leave behind some beautiful grandchildren. You fought this terrible disease with courage and dignity. God wanted you back home now. We will again see you when our earthly lives are over. You were a beautiful person inside and out. Our lives were enriched by having known you.

Sandy Kurytnik

April 24, 2011

Your son Chris described you perfectly Jeannie. Quiet, but powerful in so many ways. Love, Sandy