Richard S. Masters dies at 101
September 26, 2015
Richard S. Masters, 101, of Harford, passed away, Saturday, Sept. 26, at his home. Born June 14, 1914, in Kingsley, he was the son of the late Alva J. and Clara (Stearns) Masters. His wife, Eloise W. (Williams) Masters, predeceased him on Dec. 10, 2014, after being married for 81 years.
Richard owned and operated Masters Ready Mix Concrete in Kingsley since 1951.
He was a member of First Congregational Church of Harford UCC, honorary lifetime member of Harford Volunteer Fire Company, and the Harford Lodge 445 F. & A.M., Hop Bottom. Dick formerly was a member of the, Harford Fair Board, Harford High School Board and County National Bank Board. He was also a past long time chairman of the Republican Party of Susquehanna County.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Richard Berish, Harford; Betsy and Jonathan Blattmachr, Garden City, N.Y.; Jacqueline and Ronald Phillips, Kingsley; son and daughter-in-law, Richard W. and Shirley Masters, Kingsley; 15 grandchildren, 39 greatgrandchildren, 10 great-greatgrandchildren, son-in-law, Gary Housel, Harford; and numerous other nieces, neph- ews and family members.
Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Marcia Housel; grandson, Brian Housel; sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Mitchell Shulman; and brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Carol Masters.
The family would like to thank Etery Baramashvili for many years of loving care and Traditional Hospice for their assistance during the last several months.
Services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at First Congregational Church of Harford UCC, Harford. A masonic service will begin at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held prior to services from 1:30 p.m. until time of service at the church.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church of Harford UCC, PO Box 217, Harford PA 18823.
Bartron-Myer Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.