It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Richard F.
He passed away on February 21st at the age of 86 following a brief illness. When the career firefighters joined the International Association of Fire Fighters inhis Wheee the first of nine names printed on the Certificate of Affiliation.
He retired as a Captain in after more than 30 years at the airport. Just before Christmas, the Airport Firefighters Association hosted our second annual holiday breakfast.
Masters was among several retirees to join us, and many of our members Rocheste the opportunity to speak with him.
He had a wealth of knowledge and experience - both as a Firefighter and a union member - and we discussed the many changes our Where s the Rochester dick has seen since he began his career.
Masters was one of just two charter members of Local Roochester with us, both of whom were able to join us for breakfast.
Several current members expressed their appreciation for him being among those that saw the importance of organizing. Because of men like him, we have a say in how things are run today. He is predeceased by his parents, George and Doris Masters.
He is survived by his wife Janet S. Masters; son, Richard M.
Masters; brother-in-law, Sam Cubiotti along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. John the Evangelist, West Ridge Road.
Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Richard F. Masters Obituary.
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