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Russell J. Mascarell

September 6, 1929 ~ July 31, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Russell Mascarell Obituary

Russell J. Mascarell, 93, of Kline Twp., passed away peacefully, with his loving nieces at his side, on Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. 

Born in McAdoo, he was the son of the late Samuel and Anna (O’Shaushnessy) Mascarell.

He was a member of Church of All Saints, McAdoo.

Russell was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He completed a Leaders Course for the 9th Infantry Division and was a sharpshooter. Russell later served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Prior to his retirement from Bradley Caldwell, West Hazleton, he was first employed at Atlas Powder Co., and later at Foster Wheeler.

In his younger years, Russell was a pilot, owning and operating his own plane.  He was well-versed in history and current events, and his intelligence never waived in his 93 years.

Preceding him in death were his wife Regina M. (D’Alessandro) Mascarell; and brothers Eugene and James Mascarell.

Having never had children of his own, he considered his nieces, Michele Poluka and husband Tom, Sonja Smith, and Lori Stoney and husband Duane, as his own daughters. Surviving are his sister, Mary Fetter; brother-in-law Ronald D’Alessandro; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Church of All Saints, McAdoo, by Rev. Msgr. William Baker. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s R.C. Cemetery, McAdoo.

No calling hours are scheduled.

The Damiano Funeral Home, McAdoo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Mass of Christian Burial
August 5, 2023

11:00 AM
Church of All Saints
21 N. Cleveland St.
McAdoo, PA 18237

Interment following funeral service
August 5, 2023

St. Patrick's R.C. Cemetery
Washington St.
McAdoo, PA 18237

No public calling hours are scheduled


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