John Joseph Mastripolito

July 21, 1922November 7, 2012

John J. Mastripolito, a 46 year resident of Bowie, Maryland died at Anne Arundel Medical Center on November 7th surrounded by his wife of 65 years, his loving children and grandchildren. John was born in Philadelphia, PA, on July 21, 1922, the son of Clara and John Mastripolito. He is predeceased by his brother, Alfred Mastripolito.

In 1965, he left Curtis Publishing Company In Philadelphia after 20 years and brought his family to Washington where he was employed as a bookbinder for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. He retired in 1986.

John's army career spanned a period of 43 years, serving first in the National Guard of Philadelphia, then four years of active duty in the South Pacific during World War II, and he continued his service after the war as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in the active Army Reserves until his retirement in 1986. he was also a Major in the Veteran Guard Society of Philadelphia and a member of The Military Order of the World Wars.

John is survived by his wife Joan and his five children, Maria Poole, John V. "Jack" Mastripolito, Jude Masters and his wife Susan, Mary Jo Mastripolito and Mark A. Mastripolito and his wife Thelma. He also leaves 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Family and friends will gather at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, Maryland on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Chapel. Burial will take place in the Church Cemetery.



  • Visitation Sunday, November 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 12, 2012


  • Graveside Service

John Joseph Mastripolito

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November 18, 2012

Joan and family,
I was sad to read of John's passing. I pray you will be comforted as you remember your rich life together with him. May God hold you close and bless each of you during this time.
Annie (Gemmell) Skarwecki

Adele Liebermann - Richardson

November 15, 2012

Another Bowie Parent is now an Angel watching over us.

Prayers to you and your family.

Adele Liebermann Richardson, Bowie High Class of '70

Rose Contreras

November 13, 2012

Dear Mary Jo and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You and your family are in my prayers.

Dominick Guzzi

November 12, 2012

Todd no body could take his place I'm here if you need any thing love you

Charlie Hayward

November 11, 2012

My condolences to Jude and Jack. And sending my prayers for your dad.

Susam Goodnite

November 11, 2012

Loving thoughts of you all during this most sorrow time. "Pop" was a very special man who will be missed dearly. I have many fond memories of him and his amazing family that I have had the honor of knowing for almost 50 years. You are all in my prayers. Susan Jensen Goodnite and family

Gloria Baird Ringer

November 10, 2012

Oh my gosh Jude, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers are coming your way.

November 10, 2012

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Jude.
Rick Warboy