Horace A. McMaster Sr.
Memorial Service: Sunday, October 07, 2012 1:00 PM Friedens United Church Of Christ, Oley, PA.
BiographyHorace A. McMaster Sr., age 82 of Blandon PA, formerly of Roxborough,Phila. died Wednesday (10/3) in the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City,Pa.
He was a retired Assembler For The Budd Co. Of Phila. and also worked as a Customer Service Rep. For Continental Bank
Mr. McMaster Sr. was born in Phila., PA, the son of the late George and the late Margaret Devonshire McMaster.
Mr. McMaster was born and raised in The Roxborough section of Phila. He was a graduate of Roxborough H.S. He also was a former member of The Roxborough Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of Masonic Fritz Lodge #308.
Horace was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War Conflict as a Staff Sergeant from 1949 - 1952.
He served for the 1st Calvary Division in Tokyo Japan at the end of WW2 and was later transferred to the 24th Infantry Division and was assigned to the 24th Recon Company.
He was a leader of the Rifle Squad and was very well known for his sharp shooting skills and expert marksmenship ,a skill that his fellow soldiers appreciated greatly. He was awarded 2 Bronze StarMedals with the V device for Valor along with a Combat Infantry Badge and a Expert Rifflesmans Badge.
He is survived by his wife- Sara ( Doan ) McMaster
2 daughters: Judy Stotesbury (Skip) of Roxborough,Phila. and Suzann Barrett of Blandon, PA
one son: Horace A. McMaster Jr.- of Royersford,Pa.
two brothers: Harvey McMaster of Phila., PA, Herbert McMaster of Brookhaven, PA
Predeceased by his daughter Jeannie Barassatian and his siblings-George,Evelyn,Mary,Laura,James and Margaret
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday 10/7/12 at 1:00 pm in the Friedens United Church Of Christ, 337 Main St. Oley, Pa. 19547
Interment will be at a later date at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Southeastern Veteran Center, One Veterans Dr. Spring City,Pa. 19475.
Funeral arrangements are by the Lownes Funeral Home of Lafayette Hill,Pa.