OBITUARY

Samuel Mastrian

February 21, 1946September 30, 2021
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On Wednesday, September 30, 2021 Samuel Xavier Mastrian, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and special friend passed away at age 75. Sam was born February 21, 1946 in Sharon, PA. He graduated from Farrell High School in Farrell, PA where he was a varsity football player. Upon graduation, he attended and graduated from Gannon College in Erie, PA with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, in 1968. After graduating from Gannon, Sam became an educator at St. John’s Academy in Plattsburg, NY where he taught math and science, as well being a rugby coach. Later, Sam moved to Maryland where he continued teaching math and science for four more years at Nicholas Orem Junior High School. Eventually, Sam began pursing a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Howard University in Washington, DC. Upon graduating in 1975, Sam continued to work in the DC area until moving to Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Sam continued his career in pharmacy and quickly became known for his friendly demeanor and exceptional customer service. In 1989, Sam married his loving wife, Lucy. Through his stepson, Ray and his wife Miriam, Sam was blessed with two grandchildren, Samantha and Joshua. Sam was known as man with a great personality. He was a wonderful cook who loved experimenting with different foods; but, his true love was Italian cooking, just like his mother’s. Sam loved animals and there was always a dog as a companion. Sam was a lifelong learner and prided himself of continuing his education. He kept up with the ever-changing technology and loved to order the latest gadgets. Sam was the epitome of a family man. He brought joy and laughter to all that knew him. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Teaberry Mastrian and James A. Mastrian, as well as, his two favorite cousins, Cheryl Teaberry and Rosemarie Mastrian. Sam is survived by his wife, Lucy; his stepson Ray (Miriam) Schaffner; his grandchildren Samantha Schaffner and Joshua (Chiressa) Schaffner; his brother James (Nancy) Mastrian, niece Noel Mastrian, nephew Shawn (Cara) Mastrian; great nephews and niece Luke, Ty and Faith Mastrian; his Aunt Virginia Mastrian Careghini, Uncle Dominic Teaberry, Uncle Lawrence Teaberry, and Aunt Celeste Teaberry, all of whom are over 95 years of age and a large part of his childhood; his brother in law Walt (Patty) Sobota; nephews Dean and Danny Snider; great nephews Justin and Jacob Sobota, and great niece and nephew, Sara and Chance Snider. He is also survived by many extended Mastrian and Teaberry's in PA, OH, FL and TX.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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  • Reception

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Dean Snider

October 16, 2021

Uncle Sam was a exceptional uncle and human being. He was a good man of rock solid character and integrity with a great sense of humor. I had much respect for him and it was an honor to have known him for the past 30 plus years. He will truly be missed, Rest in peace good man uncle Sam.

A spiritual message for all to reflect upon :

"I am in you and all around you. Split a piece of wood and I am there. Turn over a stone and you will find me"


Dean Snider

October 16, 2021

Uncle Sam was a exceptional uncle and human being. He was a good man of rock solid character and integrity and had a great sense of humor. I had much respect for him and it was an honor to have known him for the past 30 plus years. He will truly be missed, the world is a little bit dimmer without his presence. Rest in peace, good man uncle Sam.

A spiritual message for all to reflect upon :
"I am in you and all around you. Split a piece of wood and I am there. Turn over a stone and you will find me"

Dr. Blair Hale

October 13, 2021

Sam has been a great friend for many years. Always willing to assist in any way, he has helped me and my family in his kind and friendly way. His professional knowledge and service were always appreciated.
We send our condolences to his wife and family. Our hope and prayer is that you be blessed with comfort, and that many sweet memories will soften your loss in the years to come.
Dr. Blair R. Hale and family

Kim (Mastrian) Udell

October 13, 2021

It was with deepest sadness that I received the news of Sam’s passing and pass along my condolences to all who knew and loved Sam. A trip to Las Vegas was never complete without trying to connect with Sam and track him down at one of the Lucky pharmacies. Though we were distant relatives, my father, Lou Mastrian always encouraged me to take the time to visit cousin, Sam. And our visits never disappointed! What a kind, loving soul he was and I am truly blessed to call him family. I treasure the time I get to see Sam’s brother Jim in Texas and send all my love from deep in the heart of Texas. Eternal Rest Grant unto Sam O Lord. May he find peace and joy in Heaven.

Alicia Sosnowski

October 13, 2021

Lucy, Ray, Miriam, Jim and Nancy- this is Alicia, Rosie's daughter. On behalf of my brothers and myself please accept are deepest sympathy. Our mother always spoke so highly of Sam. I'm sure that reunion in heaven was a great one. Our prayers for comfort and peace.

Melody and Harvey Alstodt

October 12, 2021

Dearest Jim,
We are so sorry about the loss of your brother
We are praying for you and looking forward to seeing you soon
With so much love
Melody and Harvey

Michelle Donaldson

October 7, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Sam at the pharmacy. He was an amazing man that I looked up to like a father. Everyone that came into contact with Sam, adored him. He was a wonderful man that will surely be missed by many.

Cheryl corrales

October 5, 2021

Sam and I worked together for 10 years and we still kept in touch after he retired 4 years ago he was a very special person .He made every one he came in contact with laugh and made them feel special he will be deeply missed.My condolences goes out to his family.

Linda Flynn

October 5, 2021

Sam and I worked together at Gemco, Lucky, and Savon/Albertson Pharmacies. He was loved by his patients and everyone he worked with. My sincere condolences to his wife Lucy and his family.

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