William A. Mastin, Jr. "Bill"

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April 1, 1930 ~ October 27, 2023

Born in: Rochester, New York
Resided in: Rochester, New York


William A. Mastin Jr. ( Bill) 


Greece, NY:  Born April 1, 1930 Passed Friday October 27, 2023, at age 93.

Predeceased by his wife, Mary Ann Mastin (Bemish) and son, Scott D. Mastin.  Survived by his children, Craig Mastin, Robin Mastin, Stacie Mastin and Susan Davenport (Stephen); grandchildren, Kristina (Joe) Schneider, Spencer Mastin, Mark Mastin ( Carrie), Christopher Anderson, Danielle Anderson- Szijarto (Bobby) , Sammie Mastin-Gill ( Philip Chapman), Zachary Smith (Nicole Minch), Julia Smith (Xavier Bermudez) William Smith, Niccole Ouweleen, Dakota Davenport (Caroline), Justin Davenport, Lillian Davenport, Danielle Winkler Head (Justin); 13 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; brother, Douglas Martin; sister-in-law, Lois Bemish. 


Bill was a retired teacher from the West Irondequoit School District, a lifeguard, Korean War Veteran and a great thinker.  Lover of history, camping, reading and learning.   He loved a good glass of champagne or wine around the campfire or table with family and friends.   His final years were difficult fighting the disease and the family is grateful that this journey has ended for him. 

Private Services.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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  1. Great teacher, remember him from Brookview Elementary School in the early 1970’s. He even took a group of us kids out for a day trip to a park in his camper. Interesting man and stories.

    • Roger, aaahhh the camper 🙂 Could you imagine trying to do that today. So glad you have memorable experience with our Dad.

  2. Hello…saw the name Mastin and I stopped and automatically thought about my cool teacher that I had in third grade at Colebrook school im 1978. I can remember what an awesome teacher he was and thought it was so much fun that he drove a motorcycle to school. So sorry for your loss.

    • Renee, thank you for your kind words. We thought the Motorcycle was so cool too. I am glad you thought he was such an awesome teacher, he loved his “kids’.

  3. Mr. Mastín was the best teacher I’ve ever had right through graduate school. I have thought of him many times over many years and am indebted to him for fostering our shared love of history. Most memorable was his description of the Roman Empire, especially when he told us the story of Antony and Cleopatra over two days. Had us on the edge of our seats. And that was almost sixty years ago at Iroquois! I wish I’d thanked him in person for the outsized effects he had on my thought process. Bless him and his family, please God.

  4. Bill was an interesting person to have known. He welcomed me into Iroquois School when I joined the staff in 1964. We both taught social studies and English to middle school children.
    He had a great sense of humor and will be missed but remembered by many.
    Judy Mohler

  5. The Veterans Outreach Center extends our deepest sympathy in William’s passing.
    We acknowledge and are truly grateful for his service to our country.

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