John Anthony Mastrodonato
June 15, 1946 - November 4, 2023

John Anthony Mastrodonato, 77, Lutz, Florida died at home with his loving wife by his side on
November 4, 2023.
He was born in Rochester, New York to John and Theresa Mastrodonato. He is survived by his
wife of 38 years, Mary Mastrodonato (Deakins), his daughter Kymberly Earlbeck Makowiecki
(William) and grandchildren Anya, Bennett, and Talya Makowiecki, his sister Debbie Camelio
(Dan), niece Jennie Dede (Chris), grand-nephews Nicholas and Nate, and nephew Danny
After high school John joined the United States Army in May 1966. Once John was discharged
from the Army he worked in the financial industry for an auto dealer in New York. He went on
to work for American Health in Rochester and later transferred to their Connecticut location. In
1983 he moved to Baltimore to work as the Vice President of Collections for U.S. Health
Incorporated. A few years later he began working as the Vice President of Bally Total Fitness.
In 1997 he moved to Florida. He worked as the Vice President of Member Services at Lifestyle
Family Fitness before retiring in March 2011.
He loved the New York Yankees and was a collector of sports memorabilia. He was a fan of
baseball, golf, football, basketball, and hockey. He was an avid bowler, golfer, and softball
player. He played on the North Tampa Senior Softball Team. He was also a member of a
bowling group with 30 friends who bowled regularly and enjoyed celebrating birthday dinners
together. He also enjoyed poker and eucer nights with friends.
John will always be remembered for his strong work ethic, kindness, generosity, quick wit, and
sense of humor. We couldn’t have asked for a better husband, father, and Popi, and will
miss him every day! His memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved him.
There will be a celebration of life for immediate family only.


  • Andrew Fox Posted November 11, 2023 6:40 pm

    John possessed a wonderful sense of humor and proved one of those individuals having great wit as well as a very generous heart / spirit. He was a real friend. Having had the privilege to know John on the softball field, bowling team / dinners and poker nights I can attest he is a person that will be sorely missed by those who knew him. Be at peace, my friend.

  • Tom Helit Posted November 12, 2023 11:57 am

    John and I began our friendship after we moved from Connecticut to Florida. We met playing Softball in the NTBSS league. John and his best friends Tom and Frank had already played in the league for about two years before I joined. I remember he welcomed myself and my wife Patti into their group and we all went to Tampa Downs with them one weekend. He and Mary made us feel so special. Our friendship grew from there and we joined him and the group at bowling, birthday dinners and poker nights. He was a gentleman with a great sense of humor, and never let a chance go by where he would bust your hump about anything that came up. John will missed by everyone that knew him. Rest in peace John.

  • Jom & Kathy McCausey Posted November 12, 2023 5:28 pm

    Mary, John was a kind, sincere gentleman. His presence in a group elevated the spirits of those with him. Mary, May you find comfort in John’s memory knowing he will forever be with you. He will be missed! With love, Jim and Kathy

  • Dennis Dimartino Posted November 13, 2023 8:44 am

    So saddened by this news. He was a best friend to my brother and a constant presence in my youth. I will always remember his smile and willingness to give. After his father’s (my God father) funeral service he pulled me aside and gave me a shell from the military salute. That was the last time I saw him, but he was thought about often through social media.

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