Leo P. Masterson passed away Thursday, August 24, 2023 surrounded by his family following a brave 11 month battle with peritoneal mesothelioma. He was 66 years old.
Leo was born in Dongan Hills, Staten Island to Margaret Brandefine and Leo C. Masterson. He always enjoyed the pursuit of academics and athletics. Leo was a star baseball and football player in high school and continued to play baseball at Wagner College while graduating with an accounting degree. He went on to become a CPA and acquire his MBA at St. John's University.
Leo met the love of his life, Lori Pavone, at Shell Oil Company in NYC. After a handful of "I'll think about it" responses to Leo's persistent asks, Lori agreed to a date with her quick witted coworker and they were an inseparable team ever since. They began their marriage in 1988 and started their family in Katonah, NY followed by a move to Cross River, NY.
Leo was remarkably devoted and took pride in his work. He became the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer of Private Export Funding Corporation in NYC for 20 years followed by a position in his hometown of Lewisboro as the Comptroller and Deputy Town Supervisor.
Leo was passionate about coaching his children, Andrew and Sara, and attended every game and meet. He liked taking walks with Lori and their Rhodesian Ridgebacks, vacationing, and laughing over his favorite movies with his family. He was dedicated to his church at St. Joseph's in Somers, NY.
Although Leo's feelings were not always worn on the outside, he did not have to speak much to be heard. Consistently stoic, he proved his astuteness with calculated precision. Quiet but strong, real, and solid. Leo's caring heart shines through how he treated others with his actions, in big and little ways, every day. His unequivocal love for his family remains profound.
Leo is survived by his loving wife, Lori, their two proud children, Andrew and Sara, dog Zulu, and his two devoted sisters, Lynn (Louis) Spinelli and Eileen O'Brien. Viewing will be held at Oelker-Cox & Sinatra Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church in Somers on Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 11:30am. Burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in White Plains.