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Anthony Mastriania, Jr., 90

Anthony Mastriania, Jr., 90, of Lancaster, died Monday, July 9, 2012, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Anthony, Sr. and Mary Ann Ream Mastriania. His wife of 58 years Ellen E. Williams Mastriania died in 2003.

A combat veteran of WWII, PFC Mastriania served in the US Army with Company A 409th Infantry in the European Theater of Operations. He was a member of Garden Spot American Legion Post #56, Lititz. Anthony worked as a supervisor for Calder Manufacturing, retiring in 1986. He attended Faith Church, Lancaster. An avid musician, he played guitar in several country western bands in the 1950′s, 60′s and 70′s throughout the area.

Surviving are 3 children, Jacqueline A., wife of Barry G. Straley, Allentown, Anthony Mastriania, III, husband of Joan E. Jarrett, Hummelstown, and Ronald L. husband of Claire Ferguson Mastriania, Quarryville; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and his sister Mary Bitts, Neffsville. Anthony was preceded in death by 6 siblings, Minnie Hall, Frances Morrison, Lucy Markley, and Joseph, Frank and John Mastriania. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. To send the family online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder  Funeral Home & Crematory 717-393-9661

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Uncle Tony will be missed in my heart his endless stories I will never forget.  There was always and smile and a smart remark when he saw me and I am very lucky to have had him in my life. Jackie I guess it was meant to be to see you both at Alice’s Diner and I felt so special having not planned but having dinner with you both Your father will be forver be remembered..Sonny and Ron you had one great dad and he was so proud of you all and always bragged about yous. As time passed the greiving will end and fond memories will replace the tears..You all take care cause I know he is where he wants to be.

Love you all,
Karol Williams Weiss(aka Noodles)Uncle Tony’s special name for me….:)

Dear Sonny, Ron and Jackie,
I’m sorry to hear about your father passing away. I lost my father on my birthday 4 years ago. It’s tough but it will get better. I’ll always remember the weekend at the shore with the two fathers and the two sons cracking crabs drinking beer and shooting the bull.  You were lucky to have him as long as you did.  He was a great guy!
Mike (Tweety Bird) Deatrick

Dear Ron and Family
I send my condolences and sincerest sympathy on the passing of Tony.  I worked at Calders for your father for 16 years.  He was kind, funny, crazy acting, good humored and the best boss I ever had.  He and my husband Blaine Blubaugh had a lot of fun working together at Calders.  Blaine passed away Christmas 2009 and Tony was one of the first to call me.  Hang on to your memories of Tony.  He was a great guy!!
I am so sorry—Carol Blubaugh

i will always remember groundhog hunting with you when i was a boy and your jokes.

nephew F. John Bushman

I’m sorry to hear about your dad.Just asked a couple weeks ago about your dad.

Frank Yoder
Dad – Frank Mastriania

Ron,Tony, nd Jacqueline. Sorry to read of the passing of your father. He was a very special person in the lives of each one of you and I’m sure you will miss him dearly. I’ll always remember him as the guy who could make me laugh with all the advice and wisdom he would give. Ron, this is for you. I’ll probably never forget that muzzleloader hunt in Clearfield and the great time we had. He was very special! We’ll keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

Sincerely,
Jim, Pat, and Samuel welk

Dear Jackie, Sonny, & Ron,

I am in S. Dakota and just got an e-mail from our cousin, Ginny telling me about Uncle Tony.  I was devastated as I know you all were.  I was just telling my grandson (he is on this trip with us) about Uncle Tony taking us swimming at a creek where he had built an outhouse and the one time we went a flood had washed it away.  Lots of wonderful memories.  Blessings to all of you.

Love,
Your Cousin, Pat
I will truly miss him.  Except for my step-dad’s 2 sisters, I am out of Aunts and Uncles.

Tony, Ron and Jacqie,

I was sorry to hear Tony had died. I remember many, many good times with your dad and Ellen down at John and Katherine’s, and a few parties at Tony and Ellen’s. Even on our wedding night, John & Katherine took Bunk and I to a club where Tony was playing. He was a great guy and lots of fun. My prayers are with all of you.

Barbara Mastriania

Tony, Ron and Jacqie,
   I was sorry to hear Tony had died. I remember many, many good times with your dad and Ellen down at John and Katherine’s, and a few parties at Tony and Ellen’s. Even on our wedding night, John & Katherine took Bunk and I to a club where Tony was playing. He was a great guy and lots of fun. My prayers are with all of you.
Barbara Mastriania

Tony, Ronnie, Jackie: I was sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was a great guy – always reminded me of Paladin (Richard Boone), the old tv show, Have Gun Will Travel.  I loved your Dad – always looked up to him as an example of the kind of man I wanted to be. Tony, when you and I were wee lads running the streets I remember you taking me to your home. I admired your family, Tony, and was always happy when you invited me into your home. Your Dad was kind enough to mount the scope on my .30-06. It is still there, solid as it was when he mounted it. Great memories. I reckon we’ll cross paths with your father again. Until then, God bless.

Harry "Hawg" Parmer

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