Masiero, Joseph A. ALBANY Joseph A. Masiero, 94, of Albany, died Saturday, November 17, 2012 at St. Peter's Hospital Hospice. Joe was born in West Stockbridge, Mass., September 18, 1918, the son of Rinaldo and Angela Zenere Masiero, attended local schools, and was a 1949 graduate of the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania. After Pearl Harbor he joined the Army Air Corps serving briefly in this country prior to being assigned to the Pacific Theater of Operations in New Guinea and Australia where he served with the 13th Bomb Squadron of the 5th Air Corps, and was honorably discharged as a first sergeant on May 25, 1945. Joe enjoyed a successful career, first as a sales representative and later as purchasing agent for the City of Albany Public School District, retiring in 1990. In retirement he enjoyed renewing friendships with his Air Corps friends, attending many reunions. History, traveling, and especially photography were important pastimes for him. His family and co-workers at the Albany School District especially enjoyed his photos of themselves and their families. Joe was a generous, kind, and caring man, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his sons, Michael (Kay) of Tampa, Fla., and Mark (Linda) of Sunrise, Fla. Also his nieces, Janet (Abbott) Lane of Dayton, Ohio, and Sara (Bill) Weaver of Williamsburg, Va.; his nephews, George (Janet) O'Brien of Lenox, Mass., Edward O'Brien of Washington, D.C., John (Ada)Masiero of W. Stockbridge, Mass.; and nieces, Mary Agnes (Frank) McMahon of Livermore, Calif., and Jo-Ann (John)Ellis of Syracuse, N.Y. He is also survived by his good friend Charlotte Anderson of Delmar, N.Y., in addition to many other good friends and neighbors. An hour of visitation will take place Friday, November 30, from 9:30 to 10:30 at the Roche Funeral Home in Lenox, Mass. followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 at St. Ann's Church (next to funeral home). Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, West Stockbridge. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the West Stockbridge Library, in care of the funeral home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 22, 2012