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Frank "Buzz" Mastandrea

February 08, 1934 - May 04, 2020

Obituary for Frank "Buzz" Mastandrea

Age 86, of Castle Shannon, on Monday, May 4, 2020, after a strong fight against lymphoma.

Beloved son of the late Emilio and Rose Mastandrea. Preceded in death by siblings, Angelina Mastandrea, Helen Doria, Dr. Carl Mastandrea and Antoinette Lacek; loving husband of 64 years to Gracetta (Ferito) Mastandrea; father of Grace (George) Klein, Frank D. Mastandrea, Chris (Linda) Mastandrea and the late Anthony Mastandrea. World's best grandfather to Lisa (Jason Coll) Klein, Ryan (Sonya) Klein, Maria (Andrew) Coholic and Nick Mastandrea; great-grandfather to Liam Coll, Sophia Klein, Karina Coll, Patrick Klein and Dominic Coholic. Also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as friends. Frank was born and raised on a small farm in Castle Shannon. He worked day and night on that farm for over 80 years and was most well-known for his legendary tomatoes. He graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 1952. A lifelong farmer, his industrious life also included work for US Steel as a carpenter, designing and selling homes in the South Hills for Woodlawn Builders and LuJon Construction, as well as working as a real estate agent. Frank also was an inventor who held two patents. Due to the current health crisis, visitation and funeral services will be held privately. However, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Castle Shannon Meals on Wheels, 935 Pine Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15234 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 333 E. Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com

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I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Buzz's passing. It was fun to bring over some fried zucchini and hang out a bit with him and Aunt Gracetta, Alice and their beautiful dog Queenie.
- Chuck Swaim
My deepest sympathy to the family at your loss. Sending my love to my friend Grace. He is in the arms of the angels now.
- Shirlyn Lytle
Frank and family so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was a good man that i was fortunate to know growing up in Castle Shannon. He was a tireless worker is what i remember most about him. Always busy and enjoying life . Giving advice and having a good sense of humor.A life well lived.
- Charles Meyers
Words cant express my deepest sympathies to all of you. I remember the big smile her would give me when he came to the restaurant Dietzs that is. May your faith in God help guide you through the days ahead.
- Bonnie Dietz

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