Donald Joseph MASTRO

Donald Joseph MASTRO

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Born March 16, 1933, the son of the late Dominic Anthony and Dorothy Williscroft) Mastro, Donald Mastro, 82, of Warden, Washington, passed away April 14, 2015. He married Cherie Joyce Flatt February 14, 1953 and they shared over 62 years
together prior to his passing.

Donald grew up and lived in the Burien – White Center area until 1975 when he moved to Key Center near Gig Harbor. There he built businesses over the years - Bee Proud Apiary, DJ’s Tire and Automotive Center, and DJ’s Minimart along highway 302. After he retired in 1998, the couple toured the country towing a fifth wheel trailer as their mobile residence. In later years they spent summers in Eastern Washington and winters in Arizona and California.

Donald was a member of several civic organizations including Lions Club, Elks Club and Chambers of Commerce. He gladly gave back to the residents of the communities in which he lived. He was a former president of the Washington State Beekeepers Association. He loved to be busy building or fixing things and spent many hours helping his children, grandchildren, and friends with home projects.

Due to his commitment to hard work and keeping his word, Donald was respected and admired for his many accomplishments. He will be deeply missed by those who loved him including his wife, Cherie; siblings, Jerry (Stephanie) Mastro of Burien, WA and Diane (James) Cloutier of Des Moines, WA; four children, Cherilee (Bud) Bergdahl of Othello, WA, Debby (Richard) Liebel of Normandy Park, WA, Stephen (Laurel) Mastro of Long Beach, CA and Cindy (Norris) Johnson of Sumner, WA; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. Donald’s ashes will be laid to rest in a custom made beehive fabricated by his grandson, Christopher, amongst the pine trees and forest on family property in the Okanagan region of Eastern Washington.

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Published in The Highline Times Section of The Westside Weekly May 8, 2015