Frank N. Mastri

Frank N. Mastri

May 9, 2014

Frank N. Mastri, a resident of the Keystone Gardens Estates, formerly of Scranton, passed away Friday night after an illness.

Born in 1932 in Scranton he was the son of the late Leonard “Nick” and  Mary  McCann Mastri.   He was educated in Scranton public schools and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton, a Master’s degree from Fordham University and did post graduate work at Lehigh University in psychology.  He was of the Roman Catholic faith.  After graduating from the University of Scranton, Frank began teaching Spanish at the university.   He then began his career as a clinical psychologist retiring from the Scranton Counseling Center.

Frank is survived by siblings Leonard Mastri and his wife Melissa of Cleveland, OH., Donald Mastri and his wife Megan of Norwalk, CT., Lawrence and his wife Nadia of  Sterling, VA., Christine Murphy and her husband James of Shoreham, VT., David Mastri and his wife Sharon of Jefferson Twp., and Gerald Mastri and his wife Elizabeth of Oakton, VA.;  several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother Paul Mastri.

A blessing service and interment will be held private at the convenience of the family in Chapel at Cathedral Cemetery by Rev. Joseph Sica.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St. Scranton.


  1. Sidney Prejean

    The Mastri family and their family business were pillars of our little neighborhood in my youth. I will always remember, and you are in my prayers.

  2. Pat Priolo

    To the Mastri family–Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I have fond memories of Frank and the rest of the Mastri family. You are in my prayers.

  3. Mary Bannon Walter

    Frank was a good friend to me as I began my career as a psychologist at Scranton Counseling Center. I remember him fondly and so appreciated his kindness and thoughtfulness when I left the Center to further my education. May he rest with the angels. My sincere sympathy to you, his loved ones.

  4. Atty. Steve Evers

    I first met Sig. Mastri as a student in his Spanish 101 class, more than 50 years ago. It was difficult for this Irish kid from North Scranton to even the different endings to these foreign words he was using…and now I am sure that the process was more difficult for him. However, Frank was a kind soul who never lost his patience, which trait alone will earn him a place in Heaven. I survived with a “C”, as I recall, but with an appreciation for a foriegn language as well as European culture.

    It was always a pleasure meeting Frank while walking on the street in Scranton, or in later years in my office, where only Italian was spoken. I will never be the linguist that Frank was but I will always appreciate the gifts he shared with me.

    We are all must struggling along in this life, trying to find our way, and if we could only take a lesson from Frank: just live life, while helping others, when you can, the world would be a much better place.

    Thank you my friend for your patience and for sharing your love of language with me and so many others. I write this message of appreciation from Gubbio, as an Italian citizen. Grazie per tutti.

  5. Dennis Russo

    It was a pleasure working with Frank at Scranton Counseling Center for many years. Whenever we needed a translator in the emergency or adult dept we could always count on Frank .He will be missed an I will keep him in my prayers.
    My sympathy to the family.

  6. Pat Casey

    I ran into Frank numerous times over the last number of years. He was always so upbeat and interested in how the family was doing. I always walked away thinking how good he looked and what a good guy he was. I’ll always remember him that way.

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