Daryl A. Maseck 1925-2014

KINSMAN – Daryl A. Maseck, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at UPMC Horizon Hospital in Greenville, Pa.

He was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Kinsman, a son of Grace Mary Durr and Dr. Frank W. Maseck.

He attended Kinsman elementary and high schools and served as class president for both his junior and senior years, graduating in 1943.

Mr. Maseck served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a staff sergeant in fire direction for heavy artillery, earning the Battle Star for the Okinawa Campaign.

He attended The Ohio State University, graduating with a degree in structural engineering and architecture and worked as a structural engineer for the state of California in Sacramento.

He did the structural design of a group of seven buildings at Puerta la Cruz on the Mexican border. Later, he earned a master’s degree in education from Sacramento State College and his master’s thesis was published in Canada by the Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry.

He enjoyed playing stringed musical instruments and as a college student once played a duet with him on the banjo and Carl Sandberg on the guitar. Mr. Maseck returned to Kinsman and continued the operation of The Kinsman Gift Shop, which his mother established in 1939.

He was a founding member of the Kinsman Historical Society.

Survivors include nieces, Valerie M. (Michael) Preston of Raleigh, N.C., Denise H. (Jens) Goebel and Anne Marie (Brian) Price both of Cincinnati; a nephew, Brian A. (Yvetta) Maseck of Powell and sister-in-law, Brigitte Maseck of Bristolville.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ardis Mae Maseck; and a brother, Harvey Maseck.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman.

Private burial will follow in Kinsman Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kinsman Free Public Library. Online guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com.

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