Carmen F. Mastro died of natural causes in New Richey, FL at the age of 96.
He was born December 21, 1919 in Ceccano, Province of Frosinone, Italy to Giovanni and Tommasa (Pirri) Mastrogiacomo. He came to America in 1926 with his mother, sister, Maria and brother, Antonio. They lived inJeannette, PA where he attended local schools and graduated from Jeannette High School.
He married Ann Del Brocco in 1941 and enjoyed 50 years together until her death in 1991. Their son, John, was born in 1942.
Carmen was employed with the Pennsylvania Railroad for 8 years until inducted into the US Navy in 1944. He was honorably discharged after serving in the China, Burma, India Theater during World War II.
Carmen moved his family to Niagara Falls in 1948 to accept employment with the DuPont Corporation where he worked as an environmental operator for 33 years. Upon retiring he spent time creating Tiffany-style stained glass lamps and stained glass overlays. He was a member of the John Duke Senior Center and former president of the Mt. Carmel Council on Aging.
In the fall of 2014, Carmen moved to Florida to live with his son and wife.
He was a voracious reader who enjoyed time reading and relaxing on the sun porch and attending live musical productions.
Mr. Mastro is survived by his son, John and daughter-in-law, Holly; his granddaughter, Saundra Jack, her husband Steve, and great-grandsons Finn and Aidan; also nieces and nephews in PA, VA, and FL. His extended family included his closest friend and companion of many years, Rose Cicero (deceased), her son, Michael Cicero and Jeannie Gertz.