J. Richard Masquelier

March 24, 1929 ~ October 29, 2019 (age 90)


J. Richard Masquelier, age 90, of McDonald, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born March 24, 1929 in McDonald; a son of Julien A. and Sophia Stemmler Masquelier.

Mr. Masquelier was a Korean War veteran who served in the United States Navy. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and worked at Duquesne Light for over 30 years and retired as the Director of Personnel. 

Richard was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and a talented artist. He painted and sketched in several mediums. After his retirement, he volunteered for Meals on Wheels in McDonald for over 20 years. Richard was also an amateur farmer, raising steers, pigs, goats, and horses. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He was married for 58 years to his beloved wife, Carol Fleischman, who predeceased him.

Surviving are two daughters, Melissa A. Mohon of McDonald and Cara L. Lynch of Woodbine, MD.; a niece, Vicki (Bob) Zyra of McDonald; a great nephew, Jeff Zyra of McDonald; two grand-daughters Mallory and Hannah Mohon and a great -great nephew Michael P. Zyra.

Deceased is a sister Dorothy Vermeulen.

Family will receive friends Monday, November 4, 2019 from 4-8 pm at Nation Funeral Home Inc. 220 E. Lincoln Ave. McDonald, PA. 15057; where services will take place Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 9:30 am. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Memorial contributions are suggested to Meals on Wheels 202 W. Lincoln Ave. McDonald, PA 15057.

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November 4, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057

Funeral Service
November 5, 2019

9:30 AM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057


McDonald Meals On Wheels
202 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald PA 15057

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