James P. Mastin

November 17, 2012 

CROGHAN, N.Y.    James 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 Schools. 

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 Great Bend. 

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.

Mr. 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.

Surviving are
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 nephews. 

Two brothers, Fred and Robert Mastin, and a grandson, all died before him.

Funeral 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.

Memorial 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.