Stephen J. “Dinky” Mazur, 53, of Western Springs and Fox Lake, and formerly of Lyons and Berwyn, died May 20, 2014.

Mr. Mazur was a colorful figure on the Lyons political scene for many years as an operative, candidate and elected official. He won election to the Lyons-Brookfield District 103 school board in 2001 and was elected to a two-year unexpired term in 2005. That same year, he also ran unsuccessfully as a candidate for the Lyons Village Board under the New Era Party banner.

In 2007, he won another four-year term to the District 103 school board, but resigned the post a year later when he moved out of the district. 

However, Mazur staying involved in the Lyons political scene, even going so far as to file nominating petitions for the 2011 District 103 school board race, only to withdraw when his candidacy was challenged, since he no longer lived in the district.

Officially, Mazur said he was pulling out of the race “for personal reasons.”

“I don’t want the headaches,” Mazur told the Landmark in January 2011.

But Mr. Mazur continued to show up at school board meetings to put in his two cents’ worth.

Mr. Mazur owned commercial properties and businesses in several towns, including Lyons, Berwyn and Brookfield.

He was the husband of the late Debra “Vicki” Mazur; the father of Ashley (Daniel Blaha); and the grandfather of Caden “Baby Stevie.”

Funeral services have been held.

Linhart Funeral Home, Berwyn, handled arrangements.