Anthony “Tony” Massara, 67, of Wilmington, Ohio passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his residence. His wife, Linda Massara, preceded him in death May 24, 2015. They were married September 1, 1973. He was born July 2, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late Peter Dominic Massara and Clara “Kate” Weintritt Massara.
Mr. Massara was an investment banker for 35 years retiring in 2017. Most of his career was spent with Liberty Savings Bank in Wilmington. Tony had been a musician since he was 13 years old. He had been a percussionist with The Reynolds Brothers Band, Foolproof, and Streetwise. He was an active member of the Sons of Italy John Pirelli Lodge in Dayton, Ohio. He was a devoted family man and thought the world of his three grandchildren.
Survivors include his daughter, Angela (Mike) Mulcahy of Wyoming, Ohio; his son, Benjie (Steff) Massara of Wadsworth, Ohio; two brothers, Tom (Joyce) Massara of Columbus, Ohio and Tim (Mel) Massara of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren, Colin Mulcahy, Sofia Massara, and Dominic Massara; and his special companion, Joyce Ellison.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM, Friday, January 24, 2020 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 N. Mulberry Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Rev. Michael Holloran officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tony’s memory may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420 hospiceofdayton.org/donations or to the Gastrointestinal cancer fund #313281 at the James Cancer Hospital, attention gift processing, 1480 W. Lane Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43221 www.giveto.osu.edu/makeagift/?fund=313281.
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