Richard Masternack

Richard MasternackRichard Masternack, 79, of Shenandoah, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown, with his family by his side.

Born in New Brunswick, N.J., December 13, 1939, he was a son of the late Bruno and Margaret (Simon) Masternack.

He was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School, New Brunswick, N.J.

Mr. Masternack served his country in the Navy, aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Essex CV-9.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 25 years as a truck driver and clerk for the United Parcel Service (UPS) in Edison, N.J.

Richard was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, formerly Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, and was a Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, Francis Cardinal Brennan Council No. 618, Shenandoah. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed golfing and was a lifelong New York Giants fan.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Mary Rose Sacco; one daughter, Denise Sincavage and her husband, Charles, of Lake Hauto; two grandchildren, Rebecca Hallowich and her husband, Daniel, of Scranton, and Geoffrey Sincavage, of Syracuse, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren, Charlie and Nora Hallowich; one sister, Arlene Bodnar, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his faithful Shichon, “Mia”.

US FlagFuneral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will then be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Casimir’s Church, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish, with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Masternack Has 13 Condolences Posted:


    Mary Rose, Denise and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that your many happy memories will give you some comfort at this difficult time.

  2. Bob Pastor says:

    Condolences to both Mary Rose and Denise. I have fond memories of Richie on Division Street in New Brunswick and at the many family picnics and parties.

  3. Patricia Slover (Kocsis) says:

    My deepest sympathy to Mary Rose and Family. I will always remember my cousin Richie.

  4. Bob Simon says:

    My deepest sympathies to Mary Rose and family. My prayers to you. Bob and Donna Simon’s

  5. Daniel Nagy says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Mary Rose and family . I have many wonderful memories of growing up in New Brunswick with Rich. Keeping you in our prayers.

    Daniel and Catherine Nagy

  6. Mr.& Mrs. Gary P. Fadule says:

    We want to send our deepest condolences out to Richard’s family,friends,and his loved ones.Richard will be greatly missed and in the hearts of many.He will never be forgotten.

  7. as a classmate of Richard (St Peter’s class of 57), i would like to send condolences to his wife and family. Prayers and RIP Richard.

  8. Betty (Hatt) Dudas says:

    My deepest sympathy goes to your family,I went all through grammar school and high school with him my prayers go with your family

  9. Stephanie (Vargo) Schuler says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Mary Rose, Denise and family. We have fond memories of our cousin, Rich.

  10. Susan (Pastor) Galton says:

    Our sincere condolences to Maryrose, Denise and family on your loss.
    With our sympathy – Cousins Susan, Bob and Linda Pastor (Reivitz).

  11. Please accept my condolences and sympathy for your loss. Mary Rose I lost my husband two years ago. It’s hard but you are strong I’m sure and will do well.

  12. Stephanie (Bodnar) Sherwood says:

    Rest in peace, Uncle Richie. I love you and will miss your smile, wit, and gentle nature. You always made me feel special and loved, and I will hold my memories of you close to my heart forever. My sincere condolences and sympathies go out to Mary Rose, Denise, and the rest of our our family.

  13. Barbara Housler says:

    My condolences and deepest sympathy for the family. RIP dear cousin. You will be missed by all.