John G. (Jack) McMaster, 85, of New Castle, Del., passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013.
Jack was born in Binghamton, N.Y., on Oct. 3, 1927, son of the late Arthur McMaster and Maude Chaffee McMaster. He was a graduate of Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1946.
He would go on to enlist in the U.S. Navy
, serving two years on the USS Dayton as a radioman third class.
Jack was educated at Mansfield (Pennsylvania) University and the University of Delaware, Newark, Del.
He was employed by the New Castle Special School District, where he was an elementary school teacher
for 33 years, retiring in 1984.
Jack and his wife enjoyed traveling, and he was active in hunting, fishing and archery. He was also interested in all sports. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, the National Rifle Association and the American Legion, and was a charter member of the New Castle Hundred Rod and Gun Club. He was the Delaware state archery champion for 1963-1964.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Theresa M. Halcisak McMaster; by his dearly loved in-laws, the Halcisak and Kollesar families, and by several beloved nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Arthur McMaster, Robert McMaster, Dorothy Nordell, Betty McMaster and Elinor Corey.
A Memorial Mass will be held at noon Saturday at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, Del., where visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Entombment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Vincent dePaul Society, c/o Our Lady of Fatima Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.
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Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory, 302-328-2213, is in charge of arrangements.