Betty A. Masters, 84, of Steubenville, quietly passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at
Country Club Manor Steubenville. Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54
years, Donald E. Masters, in 2017.
Betty was born December 14, 1934, the daughter of Frank and Pauline (Petrecca) Lascaro, both
of whom died when Betty was still young. She was raised by her paternal grandparents, Marco
and Agnese (Ipoletti) Lascaro of Steubenville. Her maternal grandparents were Angelo and Elisa
Betty graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1952. After graduation she began her long
career in the travel business at the First National Bank of Steubenville (now Chase Bank)
Foreign and Travel Agency. She married Don Masters in 1963. To cap her career in the travel
industry, she and her husband owned and operated Travel Masters of Steubenville and Weirton
for 25 years. After retirement she continued part-time with AAA Travel, completing over 60
years as a travel specialist. She and Don traveled extensively throughout the USA, Europe,
Australia, China, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. While Betty and Don were
residents of Steubenville, they wintered in the Tampa, Florida area for many years.
Besides her parents and grandparents she was preceded in death on her father’s side by her uncle
John Lascaro and four aunts: Millie (Frank) Diorio, Antonette Lascaro, Mathilda (Lou) Faccinto,
and Teresa (Henry) Melet, all of Steubenville. On her mother’s side, she was preceded in death
by her much-visited uncle and aunt John and Philamena “Fannie” (Morelli) Cocumelli of
Steubenville and California. One cousin predeceased her: Mark Diorio of Steubenville.
Betty is survived by several cousins: Frank (Dale) Diorio of Cleveland, Lou (Janet) Faccinto of
Tennessee, Robert (Anna Marie) Faccinto of Las Vegas, Henry Melet of Virginia, Sharon (Melet)
(John) Walsh of Virginia and Florida, Terri (Melet) (Dan) Lash of Maryland, and distant cousin
Donna (Cocumelli) Lucas of Steubenville. Betty has many sisters- and brothers-in-law and
numerous nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Betty was lovingly cared for
in her final days by her devoted niece, Twyla (David) Wszeborowski of Mingo Junction.
Betty belonged to the now-closed St. Anthony’s Parish of Steubenville, where she and Don were
married in 1963, and to Holy Family Catholic Church in Steubenville.
Betty was also active in the business and social life of Steubenville. Among her many
associations throughout her career, Betty belonged to or served on the Board of the Steubenville
Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Convention and Visitors’ Center, the Chamber of
Commerce, Trinity Hospital, the Jefferson County Historical Society, the Jefferson County
Museum, the Historical Fort, and the Fine Arts Committee of the Franciscan University. In her
later years, she and Don were active participants at the Prime Time Center.
Betty’s family will receive her friends Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Mosti Funeral Home,
Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd, Steubenville. Msgr. Gerald Calovini will celebrate a Mass of
Christian Burial at Holy Family Catholic Church in Steubenville on Saturday at 10 am. A Vigil
Service will be Friday at 3:45 pm. Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Betty’s family wishes to thank the staff at Country Club Manor for their loving care. Her family
also extends their gratitude to Valley Hospice.
Friends may also offer condolences at www.mostifuneralhome.com.
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