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Angeline Mary (Raco) Mastovich

October 4, 1933 ~ March 5, 2021 (age 87)

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Angeline Mary Mastovich, devout Catholic, dedicated wife, and loving mother, transitioned into the arms of the Lord on March 5, 2021 in Santa Fe NM, at the age of 87. Angie, or Mary as many of her family and friends called her, was born to Francis and Pauline Raco, one of ten children, and spent almost her entire life in Johnstown, PA. She spent her final years in Santa Fe near her elder son. Mary was a lover of music (playing string bass in the JHS Band), dancing, family, Italian cooking, teaching ceramic classes, skipping down the sidewalk, and all things Christmas. Her smile could light up a room, and her laugh was infectious. But perhaps her true gift was the ability to meet people and connect with others. She was genuinely interested in people and their stories, and she made friends wherever she went. All those who knew Angie will tell you that she always put others above herself, showing a willingness to volunteer and assist however, whenever, and wherever needed. Examples of this boundless energy and commitment to helping others, going the extra mile, include her volunteer work for Catholic Charities, her summers spent at JHS football camps, often being the designated driver for the ladies bowling team, her great auctioneering efforts during the annual Red Hat Auctions, her selfless caring for her elderly parents and their home, helping cook (and cleanup!) holiday dinners for residents at a local nursing home, rising at 4:00 AM to begin preparing meals for the rescuers and investigators at the Shanksville, PA crash site, and so much more. Mary met her future husband, Nicholas Mastovich, at a dance at the Union Social Hall. After Nick returned from the Korean Conflict, the couple began a family and raised three children. Mary began her formal career in the food service industry in the early 1980s. She worked various cafeteria jobs within the Greater Johnstown School District for over 30 years, rising to Manager of the JHS Cafeteria. Her life as a hard worker began earlier, when she earned money for her parents and siblings by cleaning houses and doing other chores for hire as a young girl. She also ran Angie's Ceramics for many years out of her longtime home on Bedford Street. Angie is survived by two brothers, three children, five grandchildren, their respective spouses and partners, in addition to numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and many, many friends and acquaintances. She will be fondly remembered by all who had the chance to know a truly welcoming and caring person. Friends received noon until 4PM Friday at John Henderson Company Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10AM at St. John Gualbert Cathedral with Rev. James Crookston as celebrant. Masks and social distancing will be required by those attending the viewing and mass. Committal, St. Anthony Cemetery.

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Services

Friends Received
Friday
March 12, 2021

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
John Henderson Company
215 Central Ave
Johnstown, PA 15902

Funeral Mass
Saturday
March 13, 2021

10:00 AM
St. John Gualbert Cathedral
117 Clinton Street
Johnstown, PA 15907

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