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Monday, August 17, 2015

DL Capt. John A. Mastronardi

Vietnam war veteran, DL Capt. John 'Jack' Mastronardi
May 8, 1942 ~ June 3, 2015
Notification with the passing of Delta pilot Captain John Anthony Mastronardi, age 73.  Captain Mastronardi joined Delta Air Lines 10-16-1972 and was based Atlanta.  The online obituary may still be viewed at http://answertel.org/mowellfh/?p=8974 
Survived by his wife Jean personal condolences may be sent to the family at
235 Broadmoor Drive , Fayetteville  GA 30215-2779  ...  (770) 461-8242
As noted in the news article below, memorial services have not yet been set and will be announced at a later date.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
John Mastronardi  obituary.......................................
John Anthony “Jack” Mastronardi, 73, of Fayetteville, passed away on June 3, 2015. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and friend. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him. Jack was a disabled veteran, having served as a pilot in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a retired pilot from Delta Air Lines. He was a member of Whitewater Creek Country Club and an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Mastronardi.  He is survived by his spouse, Jean Lavoie Mastronardi; his daughters, Lia Mastronardi of Cape Girardeau, MO, and Jena Frederick and husband Joey of New Orleans, LA; his son, Nick Mastronardi and wife Bobbie Sue of Fayetteville; his grandchildren, Hudson Frederick, Leo Mastronardi, and Marcus Mastronardi; his mother, Dorothy DePietro Mastronardi of Port St. Lucie, FL; his sisters, Meri Mastronardi and husband, Scott Yianacopolus of Lynnfield, MA, Jeanne Coffey of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Anne Mastronardi of Port St. Lucie, FL; his brother, Ronald Mastronardi of Boston, MA; his brother-in-law, Warren Lavoie; his sister-in-law, Rita Heller and husband David; and his niece, Adria Mastronardi Crispino.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Norwalk, CT –
John Mastronardi
Retired Delta Airlines pilot and golf enthusiast
John Mastronardi (called Jack by everyone who knew him) passed away on June 3 after a valiant and courageous battle with multiple myeloma. He was 73 years old.
He leaves his beloved wife, Jeannie (Lavoie) and their children, Lia Mastronardi of Cape Giardeau, MO, Jena Frederick and her husband, Joey of New Orleans, LA and Nick and his wife, Bobbie Sue, currently of Fayetteville, GA. Jack is the son of Dorothy DePietro and the late Anthony Mastronardi and is also survived by his siblings, his sisters, Merilyn and her husband, Scott Yianacopolus of Lynnfield Jeanne Coffey and Anne Mastronardi, both of Port St. Lucie, Florida and a brother, Ronald of Massachusetts; his grandchildren, Hudson Frederick and Leo and Marcus Mastronardi, a brother-in-law,, Warren Lavoie of Georgia, a sister-in-law, Rita and her husband, David Heller of Florida and many dear cousins (especially George West) and nieces as well as his long time pal and dear friend, Johnny Lanza and many other friends.
Jack graduated Revere High School, Class of 1960 and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – RPI, Class of 1964 where he received his degree in mechanical engineering. He played baseball and was the captain of the team in his senior year. He served his country during the Vietnam War achieving the rank of Captain in the US Air Force. He later became a Delta Airlines pilot, a job he performed with distinction and from which he retired after 30 years.
He was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his relatives and friends at his gorgeous home on a spectacular golf course in White Water Creek, Fayetteville, GA. He was an ardent student of the game of golf and came to be quite proficient at it. He enjoyed reading and talking about golf, watching it on TV and he especially loved playing endless rounds of golf whenever he had the chance. He was a master of the game and scored a ‘hole in one’ a few years ago.
He is remembered by many people who have known him over the years as a great companion, an intelligent, kind and generous person who was always willing to offer help to all who needed it. Many were the beneficiaries of his advice, his wise counsel and his always helpful suggestions in traversing life’s difficulties.
He was particularly honored by a young South Vietnamese soldier, Pham Quang Khiem, who Jack trained during the war in Vietnam, in an article written for an Air Force publication. Khiem, who was aided by Jack both financially and socially when he had to flee that country, received assistance for himself and his family during a harrowing time. He credits Jack with his later success in the United States where he lives and has prospered as an airline pilot. He gives thanks to Capt. Jack Mastronardi for all the effort he made on his behalf.
Jack, who his cousin, Kevin, called “The Aristotle in the family,,” was a leader and a great “thinker.” Like the Greek, he had his keen mind always working on something, analyzing some issue, doing research on various subjects (like studying the stock market, etc.) and basically continuing to provoke and inspire others with his profound insights. And he was a perfect “devil’s advocate.” It was a delight to speak with him on many topics because you always learned something from him. In addition, he could tell a great story….he had a sly wit and a great sense of humor.
He was intelligent as well as street smart and was a savvy and canny observer of life, the likes of which we will not see anytime soon.
He will be greatly missed by many people.
Memorial services have not yet been set. Announcements will be made at a later date.


  1. Fond memories of flying with Jack!
    Always looked forward to a great trip when you saw Jack on the pairing...
    Thanks for making those trips with you "Fun" and Educational !
    God Speed Jack!
    You were "One of the Good Guys"!
    Joe Mazzone

    1. Thank you, Joe, that is so nice for you to write. I read this a while ago, but find myself reading it again. I appreciate the thought, and am glad you had some great trips together. Jack's daughter, Lia