Walter David Masterton, 73, formerly of Lititz, long-time RCA employee, church deacon

By on October 29, 2014

Walter David Masterton, 73, of Lancaster, was called to his eternal home Oct. 20, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, the son of Walter and Irma Masterton, he graduated from Drexel University and studied at Temple University on a fellowship in Physics. He married his loving and faithful wife of almost 52 years, Margaret (Shields) Masterton, on Dec. 22, 1962.

As a youth, he was a Boy Scout patrol leader and Order of the Arrow representative. He loved hiking, biking, and camping, and later home repair and remodeling.

In 1965 he and his wife moved to Lititz and spent the next 37 years with RCA in the color picture tube design group. He became a group leader of technical staff and authored/coauthored seven patents.

He and his wife served as youth leaders at their Lititz church. Later, after moving to Lancaster, he served as a Sunday School teacher, editor of the church newsletter, served on the membership care committee doing visitation, and became a deacon, and later an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Walt is survived by his sister: Jane (Donald) Melcher of East Greenville; a son: Michael (Lian) in Vienna, Va.; and daughters: Cynthia (Christopher) Buda of Pittsburgh and Jennifer (Randell) Wenndt of Columbus, Ga. In addition to their children, Walt was very proud of their four Buda grandsons (Andrew, Jonathan, Mark, and Trevor) and two Wenndt grandchildren (Tyler and Madison). He loved each one and enjoyed spending time with them.

His greatest pleasure came from learning more about the Lord and Savior, and he prayed for the Lord to open the eyes and ears of many more to come know Him. He also looked forward to His kingdom wherein will be perfect righteousness and justice, and where there shall be no longer any death, mourning, crying or pain (Rev. 21:4).

Services were held Oct. 25 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, consider contributions in Walter’s memory to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements handled by Charles F. Snyder Jr., Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.

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