Carl F. Masteller II, 74
ALTON — Carl F. Masteller II, 74, of Alton, passed away at the Wolfeboro Bay Center after failing health.
He was born Oct. 29, 1942, in Endicott, New York. He was the middle of three children and graduated from Endicott High School.
In the 1970s Carl moved to Cape Cod in Massachusetts with his former wife of 12 years, Marilyn Miller now of Falmouth, Massachusetts. During his time on Cape Cod he was an avid charter fisherman and a licensed captain with Coast Guard. He participated and excelled in many “Shark Tournaments” out of Hyannis. He traveled often to Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and beyond for the right catch. Carl was employed by many automobile dealerships in the earlier years on the Cape as a certified service manager.
He married his beloved wife, Robyn (Schirmer), in 1986 and they ran their marine business together for 15 years. In 1986 his son, Carl III was born and Carl was reborn. He was the neighborhood dad to many children and continued to boat (NEW TOY), fish and target shoot. In 1993 Carl became a marine investigator, his greatest career accomplishment.
Carl led the life of two men and fully enjoyed his family, career, hobbies, and Cape Cod. He was so proud of his fishing, shooting and marine investigating abilities. Most of all, he was proud to become a dad at 44 years old and for the next 31 years.
He was predeceased by his father, Carl F. Masteller; his mother, Catherine (Gill); and sister, Ann Marie Masteller.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Robyn G. Masteller; his cherished son, Carl F. Masteller III and his fiancée, Shaylyn Dean and granddaughter, Jordan Dean, all of Northwood. He is also survived by his youngest sister, Kathleen "Kitty" Masteller of Endicott, New York; his brother-in-law, William F. Schirmer and wife Julie Schirmer of Falmouth, Maine; along with nieces, Lauren Schirmer, Falmouth, Maine, Jenna Schirmer, Falmouth, Maine, and Lindsey Morford, Campbell, California; several nieces and nephews in New York state, including his goddaughter, Tina Adams, Owego, New York.
If desired memorial donations may be made to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Carl’s name.
A funeral service will be on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 12:30 p.m. at the Peaslee’s Alton Funeral Home, 12 School St., Alton. A calling hour will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
To express condolence, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com