The Obit For John Masuga

John Thomas Masuga
Korean War veteran

Observer-Reporter.com
4/18/2012


John Thomas Masuga, 83, of Carmichaels, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in his home.

Mr. Masuga was born August 11, 1928, in Rowes Run, son of the late John and Elizabeth Takacs Masuga.

On November 25, 1954, he married Nancy Turina, who survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Mary Ann Spanovich (Mike) of Morgantown, W.Va., Janet Bocchini (Dave) of Pittsburgh, Beth Masuga of Waynesburg, and Carol Lindee (Scott) of Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren, Lauren Zimmerman of Waynesburg, Mark Bocchini of Chicago, John Bocchini of Charlotte, N.C., and Corey and Sam Spanovich of Morgantown; a great-granddaughter, Aria Claire Finley of Waynesburg; a sister, Dolores Doody (Bob) of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Masuga served his country in the U.S. Army in Japan during the Korean War.

As a young man, he played minor league baseball with the Cleveland Indians Farm Club. In later years, he loved to play golf.

He worked as a foreman in the former Fruehauf Plant in Uniontown, until his retirement.

Mr. Masuga was a member of St. Hugh Church in Carmichaels and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Thursday April 19, in St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels, with the Rev. John Bauer, celebrant.

Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320 (724-966-5100), Paul M. Lesako, funeral director/supervisor, is in charge of the arrangements.