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William Massa Sr.

July 30, 2013
The Times Observer

William J. Massa, Sr., 85, of Warren, Pa. died Monday morning, July 29, 2013 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born December 8, 1927 at Warren, Pa., to the late Peter J. and Mary Cosmano Massa. He had resided in Warren most of his entire life and was formerly of Youngsville, Pa. Bill was a 1945 graduate of Warren High School and had served with the U.S. Army as a 1st Sergeant with 365th Medical Corp. 5th Army. He was employed with the Warren State Hospital as a Psychiatric Security Aide on the forensic unit retiring from there after 33 years of service. After retirement, he was a part time real estate agent with the former ERA Janet Templeton Real Estate Agency. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church and a former member of St. Luke's R.C. Church where he had served both parishes as a usher. He was a charter member of the Warren Bocce League. He had served as a referee, officiating at high school football and basketball games. In his youth, he played fast pitch softball for Betts for 15 years and played modified slow pitch softball in numerous leagues in Jamestown, Bradford and Warren. He also played semipro baseball with the Warren Merchants, his highlight in his sports career was beating Eddie Feigner (King & His Court) 10, one of the first teams to beat him at War Memorial Field in the early 1950's in front of 5,000 people.



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