“loving husband, father and grandfather”
Cleo P. Mascho, 92, a lifelong resident of Bolivar, NY passed away under comfort care on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, surrounded by his loving family in the Cuba Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Cuba, after a long illness.
Born on Thursday, March 27, 1930 in Portville, he was a son of Harry L. and Josephine Curtin Mascho. On September 24, 1951 in Winchester, Virginia, he married Leona Jean Sherwood, who survives.
Cleo attended school in Bolivar. He was self-employed, owning and operating Mascho Contracting in Bolivar. He was also employed as a heavy equipment operator in the shipping department for the former Clark Brothers in Olean.
Cleo was a former member of Macedonia Lodge #258 F. & A.M. in Bolivar. In his early years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed playing and repairing guitars. With his love of music, Cleo was a member of the former Happy Tom and Country Way Band. His greatest love was his family.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 71 years; five children, Terry D. (Donna) Mascho of Bolivar, David C. (Melinda) Mascho of Bolivar, Daniel L. “Dan” Mascho of Westons Mills, Vicki L. (Randy) Rossman of Olean, and Timothy A. (Michelle) Mascho of Friendship; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Cleo was predeceased by a grandson, Bryan Timothy Mascho; three brothers; and five sisters.
In keeping with Cleo’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Cleo will be laid to rest in the Wells Cemetery, Little Genesee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a chapter of the American Cancer Society of the donor’s choice or to the Cuba Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 140 West Main Street, Cuba, NY 14727.
Cleo entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Cleo, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.