Mastre, Sam J.
90, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 26th at home with his family. He leaves behind his wife, Carol (nee Scalise) and loving daughter Michalene; and was preceded in death by his son John. He was a loving uncle to Anette Mastre, Theresa Mastre, Stacy Scalise, Tiffany Scalise, Johnny Scalise and Tommy Scalise; great uncle to Alexis Delisle; adoring great uncle to Kaitlyn Defoe and caring brother-in-law to Tommy Scalise, Johnny Scalise and Lori Scalise. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Theresa; brothers Sal and Lawrence (Emily) and sister Rita, Lena (Joseph) Pertile and Gloria (Lawrence) Gargaro. Sam was a Corporal in the U.S. Army, having served as a bridge builder in the Korean War. He was a baseball player in his youth, an avid golfer throughout his life, and a devoted fan of his beloved Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks. His love of life and sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation Wednesday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Funeral Thursday 9:20 a.m. at Michael Coletta Sons Funeral Home 544 W. 31st St. (Chicago) to St. Jerome Croatian Church Mass 10 a.m. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. For service info (312)225-8500.
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