John Arthur Masse

November 11, 1951 - August 28, 2016
John Arthur Masse

John Arthur Masse, age 64, of Wilmington, formerly of Buffalo, NY, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at his home.

He was born on November 11, 1951, in Marks, MS., the son of the late Wilbert and E. Mildred Masse of Memphis, TN.

John graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

John was an electronics engineer who created and worked on many different components of various business machines.

He was a 10 year member of the Moose of Rockingham Lodge #1838.

John was the beloved husband of Kathleen Strachan Evans-Masse; dear stepfather of Susan Lynn Evans and Julie P. Evans; grandfather of Sean M. Malican and Christine C. Cywinski; brother-in-law of Sharon (Francis) Sikora, the late Michael (Christine) Strachan, the late Patricia Strachan, the late Thomas J. Strachan, the late George J. Strachan and Shirley (Daniel) Keefe. He was uncle to many nieces and nephews.

The family will hold a gathering of friends to remember John at a later date.

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  • August 31, 2016
    Dave and Nancy Malican says:
    You and the family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. One thing we think about at a time like this, is not the loved ones date of birth or the date of death, but what the dash represents between the two dates. That dash represents his whole life and what he did and what he accomplished in his lifetime. Think of all of the happy times spent with John.

  • September 03, 2016
    Barbara and Nick Boehne says:
    Our thoughts and love are with you all at this time.

  • September 07, 2016
    Michael Schmigiel says:
    Rest in peace John..