Joseph Paul Master, 70, of North Port, Fla., passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., graduating from Williamsville South High School in 1961.
Paul worked for the town of Amherst Highway Department for 35 years. He was a proud member of the Lances Cruisin to the Loop Car Club. Paul enjoyed the outdoors, golfing, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 49 years, Diana; mother, Eleanor K. Master; children, Duane (Kelly) Master; Jeffrey (Doris) Master and Tanya (A.J.) Laban; brother, Larry E. Master; grandchildren, Paul, Harley, Kalila, Samantha, Meghan, Emily, Jacob and Damon; and great-granddaughter, Riley.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at North Port Community United Church of Christ, 3450 South Biscayne Dr., North Port, FL 34287. In lieu of flowers, Paul’s wish was to have a Royal Palm tree planted in his name. Donations can be sent to Diana Master c/o North Port Community United Church of Christ.
Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte, Fla.