Roy Paul Maskarinetz of Newfoundland, formerly of Colonia, N.J., died Wednesday morning at Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. He was the devoted husband of the former Winifred Medalis.
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Born in Newark, N.J., son of the late Anne Maskarinetz, he was a graduate of Woodbridge High School and was a member of St. Rita's Church, Gouldsboro. He enlisted in the Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a 25-year veteran of the Woodbridge Police Department and retired as a detective in 1983, where he was also the past PBA President of the Woodbridge Police Local 38. He co-owned Ron Roy Construction Co. and worked at Abbe Lumber in Avenel, N.J. He returned to work at Woodbridge Police Department as a 911 telecommunicator. He was a troop leader for Boy Scout Troop 30 in Colonia, N.J.
He was an avid hunter and enjoyed wood-working.
Also surviving are a son, David William and his wife, Barbra of Harmony, N.J.; and a daughter, Amy Lynn Maskarinetz and her husband, Michael Ng of Woodbridge, N.J.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Richard.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Rita's Church, 512 Main St., Gouldsboro. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Rd., Lake Ariel. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.
For directions or to send the family an online condolence, visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com.
James H Wilson Funeral Home Inc
143 Gravity Road Lake Ariel, PA 18436
Published in Scranton Times on July 31, 2014