P. Mastin, 68, of 6570 Baker Road, died Saturday morning,
Nov. 17, at his residence where he was under the care of his
family and Lewis County Hospice.
Born June 23, 1944, in Carthage, the son of the late Alton
and Catherine Champion Mastin, he attended Carthage
He served in the Navy from October of 1961 to May of 1963
and later with the Naval Reserves for six years.
He married the former Tamara S. Earle on Dec. 31, 1961, in
He worked at the former St. Regis Paper Mill in Deferiet for
10 years, Samaritan Keep Home in Watertown and for 26 years
at Fort Drum as a heating and air conditioning technician,
retiring in 2006.
Jim was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and enjoyed
hunting and fishing.
His favorite time was spending it with his wife of 50 years
and with his children and grandchildren.
Mastin was a life member of the American Legion Post # 789,
Carthage, life member of the VFW Post # 7227, Carthage and
former member of the BPOE Lodge # 1762, Carthage.
his wife, Tamara S., Croghan; two daughters, Debra Spencer,
Columbus, Ohio, and Tara Mastin, Carthage; four sons, James,
Santa Maria, Calif., Michael, Columbus, Ohio, Jeffery,
Brewerton, and Marcus, Black River; nine grandchildren,
three great-grandchildren; a brother, William Mastin,
Carthage; a sister, Mary Chrisjohn, Syracuse; and nieces and
Two brothers, Fred and Robert Mastin, and a grandson, all
died before him.
services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at St. James
Church with the Rev. George F. Maroun and Rev. Daniel Chapin
officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Fairview
Cemetery, Carthage. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 19, at Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home. Members
of the American Legion will conduct a memorial service at
6:00pm followed by the VFW at 6:30pm.
contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children
Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bezanillafh.com.
Information provided by Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.