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Jerry J Mastan Sr
Watervliet – Jerry J. Mastan Sr., passed away peacefully at home on November 8, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
Jerry was the son of the late Henry and Florence Esposito Mastan and the loving husband of Suzanne H. Mastan with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Jerry proudly served his country and advocated for Viet Nam veterans and Gold Star Mothers.
Jerry was active in his community including being a past president of the Watervliet School Board, Republican City Chairman, member of the Veterans ITAM Post as well as several other civic organizations.
Jerry was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. As a member of the Watervliet School Board he took pride in updating many school policies.
Jerry saw the need to install cameras on school buses and rode the routes himself to identify any transportation improvements that could be made.Jerry took pride in the fact that Watervliet City Schools was the first in the state to be "smoke free".
As Republican City Chairman Jerry also ran for county legislature and mayor. He played softball in local city leagues. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus for many events at the K of C, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Watervliet Elementary School and also at the tree lighting for the City of Watervliet.
Above all Jerry loved his time spent with family. When coloring Easter eggs, playing Santa Claus for his grandchildren, cooking and sharing his famous meatballs with Ron and Dr. Virj ee, Jerry enjoyed living life to the fullest.
Many fond memories were created at Saratoga Racino, Atlantic City and Las Vegas with Suzanne, his sister Phyllis and brother in law Don. In addition to his wife Suzanne,
Jerry is survived by his children Jerry (Crystal) Mastan, Jr., Suzanne Mastantuono, Angela (David) Wareing and John Paul (Stacey) Mastan; his sister Phyllis (Donald) Granger; twelve grandchildren John DiMura Jr., McKenna Quinn DiMura, Kennedy Sole, Juliana Mastan, Cara Mastan, Dylan Gagne, Olivia Miller, Fallon Miller, Amanda Wareing, Emily Wareing, Tristan and Harley Mastan and two great granddaughters Brighton and Zoey DiCenso. In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by his brother Frank and sister Joan.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Watervliet. Family and friends are invited to visit with Jerry’s family on Friday 4-6 p.m. in the Konicek & Collett Funeral Home, LLC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jerry’s memory to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
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