In Memoriam...

Carl A. Masciantonio, 81, of Jeannette, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at his residence. He was born Oct. 10, 1935, in Jeannette, a son of the late Antonio and Mary Marroncelli Masciantonio. Carl was a graduate of Jeannette High School Class of 1953 and St. Vincent College Class of 1957. Prior to his retirement, Carl was a school teacher and musician. From 1959 to 1993, he taught all grade levels, band and general music at Jeannette School District. He taught private music lessons to countless musicians over the years and was very instrumental in the Jeannette Community Band from 1988 to 2011. For many years, he also played with his band, "The Model Aires." Carl was the voice the Jeannette Jayhawks, announcing the football games from the booth on most Friday nights. He was a member of the Ascension Church in Jeannette where he served as an organist, the director of the former church's Men's Choir, and a member of the church's Holy Name Society. Carl was a member of the St. Vincent Assembly 4th Degree K of C, the Jeannette K of C Council No. 1222, and the Jeannette Italian Club.

In addition to his parents, Carl was predeceased by his son Anthony C. Masciantonio. He is survived by his loving wife, Louise Krupp Masciantonio; daughters, Terri Miller, and husband, Dean, of Jeannette, and Carla Goetz, and husband, Brian, of Greensburg; daughter-in-law, Lisa Masciantonio, of Gibsonia; grandchildren, Katie and Julie Miller, Andrew and Mark Goetz, and Blaise Masciantonio; brother, Nick Masciantonio, and wife, Kathleen, of Jeannette; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 North 2nd St., Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday in Ascension Church. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Carl's family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the Excela Health Hospice nurses and staff, especially Kristin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carl A. Masciantonio Memorial Music Fund, c/o Carla Goetz, 2080 Totterridge Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.