George Masciave mourned

DOWNEY -- George Franklyn Masciave, born to Michael and Mary Masciave on Sept. 27, 1954 in Hollywood, passed away Sept. 17. 

He grew up in Downey and never lived anywhere else. He had spoken recently of possibly retiring to Texas. 

The youngest of five children, he enjoyed working with cars: plastic models, slot cars and later the real thing. His father owned Arrington Square Barber Shop and George would earn extra money for his hobby by washing and polishing cars for customers, and also by shining shoes in the barber shop. 

George graduated from Ambassador High School in 1972. He went to Casa Loma where he learned dental technology and was a dental technician for 38 years. 

In 1974, he met his future wife, Devona. They were married July 31, 1977 in San Diego and had three children: Jennifer, George and Jacob. 

He is survived by his wife, Devona; daughter Jennifer and her husband, Paul; son George and his wife Cristen; son Jacob and his wife Beth; granddaughters Kailey, Allyssa, Hannah and Sierra; grandsons Cammron, Aaron, Kile, Noah and Joe; one brother; two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.