John David Mascio (“Jack”), 50, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, February 21, 2011 at his residence on E. Carlton Ave. in Kill Devil Hills. Born in Norristown, Pa, he was the son of Joanne Marie Mascio (nee Gersbach) and the late William Mascio. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his infant sister, Bonnie G. Mascio.
Mr. Mascio was affectionately known as “Big Jack” or “Whistling Jack” to Kill Devil Hills locals and could be seen riding his bike around town or chillin on the bulkhead at Avalon Pier. His children were his pride and joy; he loved the ocean, and was a friend to many as he was a longtime resident of the area. He had previously worked in construction as a framer. Mr. Mascio attended Manteo Baptist Church and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Jack always had a story to tell and was rarely seen without a smile on his face.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Bonnilyn A. Mascio of the Kill Devil Hills residence. Also surviving is his daughter, Katie Mascio Morgan and husband Byron Morgan, his two sons, Christopher R. Mascio and Joseph Peter Mascio, all of Kill Devil Hills, his ex-wife, Patricia Nash, his brothers, William, Roy, Joe, Philip, Charles, and his sisters, Missy Primus, Laurie Walski, and Joanne Smith, all of Pennsylvania.
There will be no public viewing or visitation. However, all who knew Jack are invited to attend the Memorial Service which will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo with Rev. Ken Simpson officiating. In addition to flowers, donations can be made to the Outer Banks Food Pantry or Meals on Wheels.
Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.Print Obituary & Condolences