Henry F. Mastie 1921 - 2008
Henry F. Mastie, age 86, of Tecumseh, formerly of Britton and Ann Arbor, passed away peacefully December 9, 2008, at the Saline Evangelical home surrounded by his loving family.
Henry was born December 28, 1921 in Stambaugh, Michigan the son of Michael and Sophie (Philipkowski) Mastie. On September 8, 1945 he married Kathryn Olds in Ann Arbor and she survives.
At the age of 18 after spending one year with the CCC's he enlisted in the United States Army serving from 1940 to 1944. He was in the European Theater of Operations and was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Henry was employed by the Chrysler Corporation for 19 years, retiring in 1971. Henry enjoyed 28 happy, wonderful winters in Englewood, FL, especially playing shuffleboard and cards
He was a former mayor of Britton, MI and belonged to the American Legion Glen H. Daykin Post #155, the Tecumseh VFW and was a life member of the Adrian DAV.
Besides his wife Kathryn, Henry is survived by his children, Ronald H. (Judy) Mastie of North Port, FL, Dennis Mastie of Alexandria, VA and Barbara (Tony) Nykodym of Monroe, MI; grandchildren, Michelle (Nelson) Glowacki, Mark (Katie) Mastie, Angela (Joe'l) Marshall; Zachary Nykodym, Dennis Jr. and Daniel Mastie; great grandchildren, Molly and Madolyn Glowacki and Jarell Marshall; siblings, Helen (Frank) Shurtliff, Bernice Brunelli, Della (Marvin) Bemis, Frank Mastie; Stan (Jan) Mastie and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Joe and John (Pug).
Funeral services will be 11:00 A. M. Friday, December 12, 2008 at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home with the Rev. David Welcome officiating.
Military honors following the service will be performed by the Britton American Legion Post #155, Tecumseh VFW and the Adrian DAV.
Visitation will be 3:00 - 8:00 P. M. Thursday, December 11, 2008 at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh and one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice, Adrian DAV or the Britton Macon Education Foundation.
Condolences to the family may be made on line at www.pursefuneralhome.com.