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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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Diana Gunckel
   Posted Tue March 26, 2013
My amazing Uncle Marvin, not sure how I will go on without you. You will always be in my heart. Thank You for everyting you meant to me, I love you, your favorite niece, Diana

Laura
   Posted Tue March 26, 2013
Uncle Marvin - you will be missed. To Diana - God's tenfold unconditional love back to you. To Mom - huge hugs! I know you will miss him...

Rachel
   Posted Tue March 26, 2013
Diana, sorry to hear about your Uncle Marvin. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Kevin Mastaw
   Posted Tue March 26, 2013
Good bye, Uncle "Fish" - I'll always remember, as a kid, riding in the car with my Dad, checking the bridges on the canal, to see where you were fishing that particular day. I look forward to that time when we'll find you and Aunt "Dodie" in heaven.

joy allard lewis
   Posted Sat March 30, 2013
Isure will miss him at the stores. he was a great man who loved to make people laugh

Linda Rogers [Joutsie]
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
Darwyn and Gail our sympathies to you both and all the family. Your dads humor will be missed. He would tease my hubby about catching his fish so he can have all the fish in Heaven. Will always remember the snowsides he would make us in the winter when we were little,and the rides to watch deer. Linda and Jim Rogers

Carolyn O''Neil
   Posted Sun April 07, 2013
I'm saddened to hear of his passing but so very happy that Marvin is with his beloved wife. He was the very best neighbor any single mom could have had. He always had a smile and a wave, a cherrful word, he and his nephew shovled me out of the 9 feet of snow in 1997. He was appreciated and loved more than he ever knew.

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