Stephen Massa Jr.
Stephen Joseph Massa, Jr., 76, of Warren Pa., died unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pa.
Stephen was born on September 2, 1944,in Warren, Pa., the son of the late Stephen J. Sr. and Lucille Lindberg. A 1962 graduate of Warren Area High School, Stephen served in the United States Army, stationed in Germany, where he proudly earned a rank of SGT E-5 during his service. Stephen worked at Osram Sylvania for 38 years and was at one time the President of the Union. He loved to antique with his loving wife and used to sell vintage item sat the Salamanca Antique Mall. Stephen’s passion for history led him to the Robert H. Jackson Historical Center in Jamestown, NY, where he served as a docent for several years. He recently wrote and published a book titled, “Justice Jackson and the Perpetrators.” Stephen enjoyed sports, reading, spending time with his wife, and watching his grand-daughters cheer and grandsons play ball. Stephen had a vigor for life, strong work ethic, and took pride in his family and the values they withheld.
Stephen is survived by his wife Nancy E. Ballard Massa whom he married on February 26, 1966 at the United Presbyterian Church; their children, Michael Massa (Shelly) of Clarendon, Pa., Kelly Burger (John) of Broomall, Pa., Kendra Pantuso (Bill) of Bradford, Pa., and his daughter-in-law Amy Massa of Warren, Pa.; his siblings,William Massa (Mary), Fred Massa (Judy) and Mary Eames,all of Warren, Pa.; grandchildren Adryona, Salysa, Kyarra, Danielle, Brittany, Caroline, Loralei, Chloe, Phoebe, Lucien, Jackson, John, Andy, Will and Anna; and a great-grandson Nate.
In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death in 2018,by his son, Vincent “Vinnie” Massa.
Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penna Ave. East, Warren on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, from 3-6 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am at the Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Penna. Ave East, Warren, on Wednesday September 9, 2020,with the Rev. Bill Beaty and the Rev. Jeff Ewing officiating. All state Covid mandates will be followed and masks must be worn. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, Pa.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the John Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Attn. Sarcoma Research Department, 401 N. Broadway, Baltimore, Md., 21287.To make an online donation, please use https://secure.jhu.edu/ form/kimmel.
Those wishing to send online condolences may do so by visiting www.petersonblick funeralhome.com.