MECHANICVILLE - Todd J. Masterson Sr, 69, of Hemstreet Park, died Tuesday January 7th at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, following complications of a heart transplant this past summer. Born in Troy, June 13, 1950, son of the late Emery and Margaret Couser Masterson, he was a 1968 graduate of Hoosic Valley High School.
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Todd joined the US Navy in 1969 and served his country honorably until his discharge in 1973. Shorty after returning home from the Navy, Todd began his over 30 year career with Niagara Mohawk where he worked as an underground cable splicer and then eventually was promoted to job planner until retirement in 2006 for what became National Grid.
Todd was a member of the Mechanicville Stillwater Elks, Lodge 1403 for over 35 years and longtime member of the American Legion Post 91, Mechanicville. He enjoyed fishing, especially by canoe or boat, hunting in his youth, and was a member of various local leagues in darts, bowling, softball and golf. He will also be missed by his fellow monthly End Zone lunch club friends. While in high school, he was an outstanding pitcher for his team, earning a invite to a tryout for the New York Yankees.
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Deborah Delurey Masterson, whom he married on July 3, 1970, daughter Noelle Mann and son Todd(Kimberly) Masterson, both of Mechanicville, grandchildren Steven and Nicholas Mann and Taylor and Dylan Masterson, brothers Joseph(Colleen) Masterson and Michael(Val, Tim) Masterson, mother in law Linda Delurey, brothers in law Doug(Marlene) and Don(Sandy) Delurey and several loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was also predeceased by his father in law Don Delurey, step brothers Don Lee and Doyle Masterson as well as in laws Dean and DeNeil.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2-5PM at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S Main St, Mechanicville, NY 12118. A funeral home service will be held on Monday at 11AM at with burial to follow in Saratoga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4 Atrium Dr #100, Albany, NY 12205 in memory of Todd J. Masterson, Sr.