Gregory Allen Masemer, age 69, of Lahmansville, WV went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at his home. Greg had battled cancer for the past ten months. He was born in York Springs, Pa on October 26, 1950. Greg was oldest of seven children born to Frank and Marian Masemer of York Springs, Pa. Greg was preceded in death by both of his parents.
He is survived by his partner of 30 years Mary Salmon of Lahmansville WV, four sisters Deborah Kern and husband Glen of York Springs Pa, Linda Hiendel and husband Don of York Springs Pa, Martha Grimm and husband Paul of East Berlin Pa, Mycala Stelter and husband Brad of New Cumberland Pa. He is also survived by two brothers, Steven Masemer and wife Sue of Minnesota and J. Douglas Masemer and wife Lesa of Thomasville Pa. Also surviving are four daughters Kimberly Masemer-Kuhn and husband Kelly of New Oxford Pa, Tamany Masemer-Silvestri and husband Sebastien of Beverly Hills Ca, and Stacia Ratcliff and husband Jeff of Maysville WV; eight grandchildren McKensie, Skylar, Amelie, Angelique, Khloe and Kindall. Greg is also survived by two step grandchildren.
Greg was a renowned self-taught taxidermist with 50 years of experience. With his love of the outdoors and wildlife it allowed him to capture the most realistic look as possible for his profession. Greg was an avid trapper and fur trader. He also enjoyed hunting and collecting artifacts. Greg liked to spend time going to auctions to socialize with friends and look for antiques. Greg made many friends through-out his life and travels and will always be remembered, loved and missed deeply.
Greg’s wishes were to be cremated. Presently memorial plans for the family are incomplete. Memorials can be made to the family c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home, 11 N. Main Street, Petersburg, WV 26847 to help with expenses. Any additional donations collected will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Greg’s memory.
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