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1958 James 2010

James Michael Masko

February 26, 1958 — November 29, 2010

James M. Masko, 52, of Scott Township, died from a heart attack on Monday while hunting near his home. Born in Scranton, he resided in Scott Township for over 30 years.  Prior to that he lived in Olyphant.   He was the son of Joseph and Ann Wharton Masko, Olyphant and was a 1976 graduate of MidValley High School. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot for 31 years. Jim was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and picking mushrooms.  He had a special place in his heart for his youngest niece, Catrina. He is also survived by a son, James M., Connecticut; a daughter, Stacy Karwaski and husband, Rich, Jessup; two brothers: Joseph M. and wife, Audrey, Scott Township and their children, Joseph, Rebecca and Elizabeth and John M. and wife, Barbara, Olyphant and their children, Michael and Catrina; companion, Roseanne Finlayson, Blakely; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9AM from the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, 115 Garfield Ave., Olyphant.  Mass will follow at 9:30AM at Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church, Delaware St., Olyphant.  Rev. James P. Dougher, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will take place in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Blakely. Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8PM at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. To leave on-line condolences or get directions, please visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.
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