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Michael J. Masica

Michael J Masica, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. He was born on November 11, 1931 to the late Joseph & Katherine (formerly Yaczko) Masica in Cleveland, Ohio.

Michael proudly served in the military and served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War and retired at rank of Captain in the USAF Reserve. He attended Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Michael retired from General Electric Company after serving in multiple positions/roles with Human Resources working in Coshocton, Ohio with the Laminated Products division and prior to that with the Aircraft Engine division in Evendale, Ohio.  He was active in Coshocton County United Way Industrial Division and was Fund Chairman for 3 years, and he was also a member of Coshocton Rotary Club. Upon retirement, he remained in Coshocton, Ohio, later relocating to Westerville, Ohio, and finally to Danbury Senior Living Center Columbus, Ohio. During retirement, Michael spent his time actively traveling with his wife Donna along with family & friends. He was lovingly devoted to his family and their participation in swimming and music; and similarly dedicated his time and attention to his grandchildren and their varied pursuits & activities.

He is survived by his beloved wife Donna (formerly Suter) with 58 years of marriage; sons Gregory of Beaumont, TX, & David (Jodi) of Coshocton, Ohio; daughter Kathy Samson of Westerville, Ohio; treasured grandchildren Olivia & Lucy Samson also of Westerville, Mya & Charlie Masica of Worthington, Ohio; and brothers William (Tudy) of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Dan (Ellen) of Carmel, Indiana. Michael is preceded in death by his brother George formerly residing in Middleburgh Heights, Ohio.

A gathering will take place on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM with a memorial service being conducted at 3:00 PM all at the Chapel of Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society, 5464 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

Contributions may be made in Michael’s memory to the James Cancer Center at Fund for Life at:

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  • Denise O'Quinn says:

    Greg & Family,

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. My hope is that you and your family share many stories about your father and celebrate his life. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kind Regards,
    Denise O’Quinn

  • CPN Leadership Team says:

    Greg and family –
    Our condolences to you and your family with hope that you will enjoy this time together to celebrate your Father’s life and legacy.
    With sympathy – Petrochemicals CPN Leadership Team

  • Darryl Sons says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss Greg, please accept my condolences.

  • Donna Chapman says:

    Greg and family – I have fond memories of working at GE with your Dad(and you on the Chem-Met Program). Your Dad never hesitated to offer a kind word of encouragement or provide insight as I was coming up the ranks within the GE/HR world. He was a terrific mentor and while I have now retired, I owe a great deal to his wisdom that he kindly shared with me. As an aside, my husband and I live in Galena, OH (which is about 6 miles from the heart of Westerville). I am sure your Dad will be missed by all – he leaves a great legacy. Always – Donna Chapman

  • Mike Hamburg says:

    Greg and the Masica Family,

    My sincere condolences on your loss. I pray that God will give you strength and peace during this difficult time. I will be praying for you.

    Kind regards,

    Mike Hamburg



    Matthew 5:4 – Blessed [are] they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

  • Darrell Evans says:

    Greg and Family,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. I hope you find comfort in each other’s company and know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Darrell Evans


    Rest peacefully brother

  • Bernard Beatty says:

    Mike was a true friend, and we spent many happy adventures together. I will surely miss him!

  • Mary, Max and Di Olinger says:

    Dear Donna, Greg, Kathy, David and family,

    We’re so deeply sorry for your loss, and we send our regrets for not knowing and being there with you this week. We have so many wonderful memories from swimming, Mexico, backyard fireworks, you all debating and fighting over cake and pie, and the Country Club. We cherish those times and keep you in our hearts and thoughts.

    With love, Di, Mary and Max Olinger

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