Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

David James Mastropietro, 78

Mr. David James Mastropietro, 78, of Wayne Twp. passed away on Monday, January 16th, 2023 at the Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Mastropietro was born in New Castle on May 29th, 1944 to the late James Joseph and Helen (Valentine) Mastropietro. David graduated from Mohawk High School with the class of 1962 where he was a record setting track star and Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1966. In 1969 he earned his Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Westminster College and later his Masters Plus in Program Supervision. For 35 years Dave worked at the Midwestern Intermediate Unit #4 in Grove City as the Program Supervisor. He is a member of the Divine Grace Parish, Holy Redeemer Church. Dave enjoyed fly fishing, athletic activities including walking, biking, swimming, skiing, ice skating, tennis, studying martial arts especially Karate of which he earned a 6th Degree Black Belt, and playing the accordion.

Dave is survived by his wife Barb (Reino) Mastropietro whom he married on July 2nd, 1966 at the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, sons Jason David (Susan Marie) Mastropietro of Clearwater, Florida and Dana David (Michelle) Mastropietro of Pittsburgh, grandchildren Gianna Corleta Mastropietro and Jalena Venicia Mastropietro, sisters Susan Williamson of Canfield, Ohio and Janice (Hershel) Ritchey of Irwin, and brother Robert (Oksana) Mastropietro of Ringoes, New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Mason Mastropietro, and brother-in-law Robert Williamson.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 am at the Divine Grace Parish, Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.


  • Wendy Bechtel Posted January 18, 2023 11:25 am

    Dana, Michelle, and family, We are so deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are thinking about you and praying for you all.
    Ott, Shirley, Wendy, Nicole and Jeff, Kathy Jo

  • Chris MacDonald Posted January 18, 2023 12:07 pm

    Barb- sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. You will be in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
    From your color Center friends.

  • Patricia D’Ambrosio Posted January 18, 2023 12:16 pm

    Dearest Barb & family,, we are saddened to hear of David’s passing. As Christians, we know that David’s Homecoming is most glorious 🙏 We are very honored to know David, such a sweet, funny dedicated family man, & of course his love of Jesus🙏 RIP good servant. Blessings, Ray & Patty D’Ambrosio

  • Mr. Dana Mastropietro Posted January 19, 2023 5:00 am

    You did it dad. You ran the race. You kept the faith. Be at peace in The Kingdom of Our Father.

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