James D. Masters

James D. Masters, 66, of Taylor, died Saturday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lynn Lytle Masters. Wed on July 3, 1968, the couple was married for 44 years.

Born in Scranton on Aug. 15, 1946, son of the late James D. and Margaret Morrisey Masters, James was a graduate of Taylor High School, class of 1964. A welder by trade, he was last employed by Arlington Industries. He was a longtime member of the former Immaculate Conception Church in Taylor. A proud Navy veteran of the Vietnam War era, he was a member of American Legion Post 306 of Taylor.

A political junkie who followed politics on the national and local levels, he was always up for a debate. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing at Lake Winola and camping in Newfoundland. His favorite pastime, however, was spending time with his loving grandson, Jeremy. He passed away into the loving arms of Jesus.

His family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors and staff of Geisinger Danville for the exceptional care they took of James.

He is also survived by two children, a daughter, Linda Tobin and husband, Patrick, of Taylor; and a son, James D. Masters of Scranton; a sister, Kathleen Flower and husband, Richard, of Mountaintop; a grandson, Jeremy P. Tobin; an aunt, Virginia Masters of Hilton Head, S.C.; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private blessing services at Cathedral Cemetery Chapel will be conducted by the Rev. Francis L. Pauselli, Divine Mercy Parish pastor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.

Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge.

Visit www.KearneyFuner alHome.com to leave an online condolence.

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 14, 2013