Peter Michael Mastos, 51, Hollidaysburg, left this Earth on eagle's wings to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday.
He was the son of Robert Peter and Ruth (Michael) Mastos. He married Nancy Baker on Oct. 12, 1993. She was his loving wife and pillar through all his struggles with brain injury, consequent seizures, bipolar disorder, a pedestrian accident and finally his battle with colon cancer.
Surviving are his parents; his beloved wife; a stepson, Paul; two grandchildren: Paul and Marlanah; two sisters: Wendy Holliday and husband, Dave, of Altoona and Melissa Baser of Hollidaysburg; five loving nieces and nephews: Jamie, Rachael and Derek Baser and Samantha and Anthony Holliday; a special uncle, Ted; and Pete's wife's family: Vicki, Barb, Donna, Kim, Kay and Dutch and their extended families.
Pete served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. He later became a mason by trade. He built many walls and foundations, but more importantly he built relationships with many. In his last job, he worked as the county mason for Blair County and touched the lives of many of his coworkers at the Blair County Courthouse through his work ethic, singing and countless acts of kindness and good cheer. He was extremely proud of that position.
Pete was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Hollidaysburg, where he was known as "Amen Pete." They supported him as family through his hospitalizations and struggles. His life was anchored by his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and he shared his faith with others in all of his endeavors. He was an extraordinary example for us all in fighting adversity. He never was one for self-pity or giving up. He trusted Jesus to get him through and kept holding onto his powerful hand.
Pete loved his family, including many cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and church members, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He had a pure heart and always prayed for others. He spent hours with his guitar and had a deep love for music. His favorite hobby was riding his Harley and feeling the wind in his face.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the noon celebration of life service Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg, Pastor Dennis Derr officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Peter's name to the Good Samaritan Fund at First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg.
Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.