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- December 15, 2023
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Anthony Masciantonio died at the age of 60 years and was a resident of Shamokin. He married the former Catherine Mirarck. Anthony was born in Atlas and served in the Navy in World War II.
After the service Masciantonio went to Cosmetology school in New York and Philadelphia. Upon finishing his training he went on to work in a salon in Atlas, Pa He moved to Shamokin to open his own salon, which he operated for 34 years. He was one of the first male hairstylists in the area, and the first to employ a licensed stylist other than himself. He was associated with the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association for 35 years, ten of which he served as president of this area.
He was involved in the area’s Midget Football Program where he belonged to the Bears Booster Association for 17 years, 13 of those years were pent as president of the Bears organization. He also served as assistant coach for four years. Anthony was also involved in the Juvenile Sports Association for 17 years of which 13 were served as president of the organization.
Mr. Masciantonio was affiliated with the Maine Fire Co., for 23 years. He was president of the Coal Township Fire Dept., for five years, secretary of the Fireman’s Relief Association for five years, treasurer of the Fire Dept. for three years, and captain of the Fire Police for three years.