STREATOR - Matthew Brian Mascal, 46, of Streator passed away April 15, 2017 at his residence after a short and brave battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at the Central Church of Christ, Streator with Rev. Charles Cline officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator and from 10 a.m. until time of service on April 19 at the church. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Streator with full military honors accorded by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492.
Pallbearers will be Mike Hoekstra, Jeff Ritko, Joe Gastineau, Scott Palm, Dave Reed, Troy DeFranco and Tony Kestner.
Brian was born June 14, 1970 in Streator to Matthew and Beth (Mallonee) Mascal. He married Amy Jo Snyder on May 31, 1997 in Streator.
Survivors include his parents of Streator; his wife of Streator; five children, Noah, Grant, Owen, Abby and Malea Mascal, all at home; two sisters, Christine (Caroline Blank) Mascal of Portland, Ore. and Cathleen (John) Horton of Bloomington; a brother-in-law, William (Janea) Snyder of Little Rock, Arkansas; three nieces and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, James Mascal in 1969; his maternal grandparents, Bruce and Grace Mallonee; paternal grandparents, Donald and Mary Mascal; and his mother- and father-in-law, Gerald and JoAnn Snyder.
Brian was born and raised in Streator where he attended Woodland Grade School and graduated from Woodland High School in 1988. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and his Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves for several years and was employed as an environmental health and safety manager through the years. His current position was with Owens Illinois Glass Manufacturing. Brian was a loving husband, father, son and brother and was active through the years following his children in their various sporting activities and theater productions. He loved camping, fishing and kayaking and was a member of the CECO Recreational Club in Coal City. He was a member of Central Church of Christ and was also a board member for Streator Youth Soccer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Streator High School Educational Foundation, Streator Youth Soccer or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.solontelford.com.