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Peter Carl Masak - Farewell to Our Friend

August 17, 1957 - May 22, 2004

At age 46, Peter Masak died tragically on Saturday, May 22, 2004 while flying his beloved glider on a cross-country flight in Pennsylvania. Peter is survived by his loving wife and fellow glider pilot, Adrienne Masak, and his three children, Matthew, Gabriella and Geneva of Pennsylvania. His mother, Magdalene, his brother, Tom, his sister, Ingrid Masak Mida, and his nephews Mike and Jon Mida, Conrad and Glen Masak also greatly mourn his loss.

Peter shared the same passion for flying and building aircrafts as his father, Frank. Peter obtained his glider pilot license at age 16 and his power pilot license at age 18. He was a Canadian soaring record holder and represented Canada and later the United States in international soaring competitions.

Peter always had a big smile and a generous heart and made friends everywhere he went. He lived his life to the fullest and died doing what he loved the best - flying his glider.

May his spirit live on forever in the cumulous clouds and in the hearts of all that loved him.

If you knew Peter and would like to share your soaring stories with his family, please send your email to: ingridmida@sympatico.ca.

Additional insight into some of the innovations that Peter brought to soaring can be found at Penn State Engineering.

The funeral will be held at the Calvary Fellowship Church, 95 Westdevon Drive, Downingtown, PA. Calvary Church's phone number is 610-363-7171. Visitation with family is scheduled from 9:30 am to 10:45 am. The funeral will be on Friday, May 28 at 11:00 am with a reception following the service at the church.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to:
Masak Children Education Fund
First National Bank of Chester County
P. O. Box 514
West Chester, PA 19381

or alternatively:
American Cancer Society
428 Exton Common
Exton, PA 19341

Posted: 5/1/2004

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