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Marvin Lloyd Mastaw

Born: Thu., Dec. 18, 1924
Died: Sat., Mar. 23, 2013

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U.S. Veteran

Marvin Lloyd Mastaw of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan went to be with his Lord and Savior early Saturday morning, March 23, 2013 at War Memorial Hospital. Marvin was born in Sault Ste. Marie December 18, 1924. He was a proud veteran of World War II, enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1942. He was stationed in Germany with the 528th Field Artillery Battalion until his honorable discharge in 1946. He was awarded a Good Conduct Medal along with an American Theater Ribbon and the EAME Theater Ribbon with Two Bronze Stats. He will be remembered for his witty sense of humor, accompanied by the twinkle in his eye and his mischievous grin. He was good hearted and generous, not only to his family but to numerous charities. He always supported the Salvation Army, especially at Christmas and had an abiding compassion for the children of the Special Olympics. Marvin is survived by a son Darwyn of Oscoda, Michigan; a daughter Gail (Paul) Gay of Salt Lake City, Utah; a brother and sister-in-law Anthony and Helen Mastaw of Appleton, Wisconsin and a very special niece, Diana (John) Gunckel of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Marvin often referred to Diana as his ''Agent'' and his ''Best Friend'', from building snowmen together when she was a child, teaching her to drive as a teenager, watching golf or just playing cards they always enjoyed their time together. She was always there to help him through every aspect of his life and was with him in his last moments. Marvin is also survived by five grandchildren, mine great grandchildren, a sister, special friends and many nieces and nephews that meant a lot to him. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Eldora in 2003. He was also preceded in death by and infant son Lloyd; a daughter and son-in-law Sandra and Fred Hoffman; a brother Vernon and a grandson John Hampton. At Marvin''s request no public services will be held. Private family services will be held at a later date. The family requests memorial donations in remembrance of Marvin be made to St. Mary''s ProCathedral Church. Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home and Cremation Center is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com.

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