George Edward Mastics
December 27, 1931 – October 31, 2018
MASTICS, George Edward
George E. Mastics, Esq., 86, passed away early Wednesday morning, October 31st, 2018, surrounded by family at his home in Palm Beach, Florida.
George was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 27, 1931 to Dr. Elmer and Marion Mastics . He attended Culver Military Academy and Case-Western Reserve University, from which he received his B.A. and Law Degree and a Legislative Leadership Diploma from Bethany College. He served four terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, sponsoring over 100 bills that became law.
George , his wife Carole and their five children relocated to Palm Beach in 1975 where he joined Montgomery, Lytal, Reiter, Denney & Searcy, later Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley as a partner, shareholder and director. A successful trial attorney, George tried over 200 jury trials, winning many verdicts over $13 million. He was admitted to both the Florida and Ohio Bar and the Supreme Court of the United States. He served on many municipal committees and received accolades too numerous to list.
After retiring from the practice of law, George was elected a Port of Palm Beach District Commissioner in 1996. He served as a commissioner for twenty years, spending six of those years as Chairman.
George was an avid weightlifter, bodybuilder, boater, gardener, and lover of good Scotch.
George is survived by his wife of sixty years Carole; five children, Karen Germain (Jerry), Anne Price, Kathleen Mastics, Marion “Mimi” Vaughan (Jefferson), and George E. Mastics, Jr. (Lauren); ten grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandson George Charles Kugler, and two brothers Elmer and William Mastics.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at St. Edward’s Church in Palm Beach. The family will receive friends in fellowship during a reception immediately following Mass. The interment will be held privately at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Royal Palm Beach.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Horizon Home Services, Dr. Jack Waterman and Trustbridge.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in George’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Loggerhead Marinelife Center; or Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.
- Carole -, his wife of sixty years
- Karen Germain (Jerry), Daughter
- Anne Price, Daughter
- Kathleen Mastics, Daughter
- Marion "Mimi" Vaughan (Jefferson), Daughter
- George E. Mastics, Jr. (Lauren), Son
ten grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his grandson George Charles Kugler, and two brothers Elmer and William Mastics.
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Loggerhead Marinelife Center
- Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 6, 2018