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.