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JAMES DAVID MASUR

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MASUR, JAMES DAVID - 83, of Loudon, TN, died August 5, 2014. Born Oct 28, 1930, in Pittsburgh; attended Kiski Prep, 3 sport athlete at University of Pittsburgh (Letterman Club), baseball rbi/hr/ba champion of the East, US Army Fort McPherson, drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates, brother of WWII Flyboys Albert Jr. and Wilbur, son of firefighter Albert and orphan Catherine James, grandson of German immigrants, encourager of nephews, nieces, in-laws and friends; Ronald Reagan fan; principal management side negotiator for the glass industry, including Collective Bargaining Agreements in the early 1970's affording all women a meaningful right to choose, along with infinitely self-sustaining healthcare benefits and traditional pensions for Owens-Illinois production, maintenance and management retirees, Pink Panther fan, devout Christian (Presbyterian/Methodist/Baptist), Sunday School teacher, golfer at Pebble Beach, Augusta National and Inverness, hole-in-one Chester Valley, Toledo Country Club and Tellico Village golf Champion, multi-year TN State Senior Golf Champ, St. John's (Toledo) Catholic golf coach, retiree from O-I for 30 years (Tellico Village, TN), swim instructor, 30 plus years non-smoker; ultimate guy's guy; desegregator in New Orleans (since African-Americans were prohibited at the "whites only" course in 1961, he had the glass plant golf league play the "colored" course), everyone's friend, non-acceptor of slack effort, avid bridge player, reader and joke teller, Civil War buff, and generous funder of churches and college educations for children and granddaughters. He leaves behind the love of his life, Alice, who was his bride for 60 years; son, James David Masur II and wife Liz of Indianapolis; daughter, Cheryl and son-in-law Joseph McCamish of Knoxville; four accomplished granddaughters, Rebecca, Quincy, Bridget and Alyse; several nieces and nephews; plus many special friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert A. Masur and Catherine James Masur; brothers, Albert A. Masur, Jr and Wilber G. Masur. The family will be receiving friends Saturday, August 9, from noon - 2:00 at First Baptist Church Tellico Village, followed by a "celebration of life" service at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund for First Baptist Church Tellico Village, Loudon, TN. Click Funeral Home Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Aug. 7, 2014
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