Monday, April 13, 2009

Edward C. Mastandrea

Wellsville, NY - Edward C. Mastandrea, 83, of 160 Seneca Street died peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, April 10, 2009 at the Wellsville Highland Healthcare Center. He was born January 8, 1926 in Buffalo, NY the son of Joseph and Catherine Ricigliano Mastandrea.

Ed was raised in Buffalo and moved to Wellsville in 1963. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S.M.C. with Pappy Boyington’s Blacksheep Squadron in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was first employed as a bartender at Dugans in Buffalo; he later helped build the Southern Tier Expressway with the Honkn-Konkn Construction Company. He completed his career as an expediter for Turbodyne Corporation in Wellsville from 1974 to his retirement in 1985.

He is survived by a daughter, Alycia C. (Andrew) Parker of Virginia Beach, VA, a son, Edward K. (Lorie) Mastandrea of Genesee, PA, four grandchildren, Amanda, Sammantha, Chelsea and Andrew, 1 great granddaughter, Raeghan, six brothers, Andy, Michael, Frank, Donald, Anthony and John Mastandrea three sisters, Marie Siegel, Sr. Angela Marie and Virginia Schaffstall and several nieces & nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by four brothers, Joseph, Frederick, Vincent and Victor Mastandrea.

A graveside side service will be planned for a later date. Memorial suggestions include the Morrison-Hayes Post 702 American Legion, 23 Jefferson Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc.

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