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Richard Massar

March 9, 1955 — February 7, 2023

Richard Steven Massar, 67, of Edinburg Texas, passed away on 7-Feb-23 at DHR Renaissance Hospital, McAllen, TX, after a courageous battle against cancer. He is survived by his family and friends in both Michigan and Texas. His Michigan family includes brothers Ron Massar (Tammy) and Ray Massar; sister Jane Anne O’Brien (Dennis); nephews Michael and Robert Massar; several nieces, a nephew, and cousins; and longtime friends Jeff and Ruth Barrow, David Harr, Farshid Parvizi, and Frank Simoni.
Born in Flint Michigan in 1955 to loving parents Steven and Josephine (Jordan) Massar. Richard thrived in Flint and Grand Blanc Michigan through 1991, before transferring for work in McAllen, Texas. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Flint and graduated from Grand Blanc High School in 1973. He then went to work at AC Spark Plug with his cousin Dianne Kudza (Tom), Uncle James Massar (Shirley), Uncle John Jordan, and his father.
His manager and friend, Dennis Savoie arranged an interview to work at GM Delphi in Reynosa Mexico with future friend Steve Morgan, who launched him on a new life and career in southern Texas - Rio Grande Valley. He worked at Delphi Reynosa from 1991 to 2015, and retired with 40+ years of service. During this period he built houses and friendships in Waterwalk - McAllen, and in Chateau Estates – Edinburg. He was surrounded by his Texas family including Dennis and Teresa Savoie, Steve Morgan, John and Crystal Reeder, Javier and Linda Munoz, Alma Salinas, Joel and Melissa Arevalo, Roger and Laura Hernandez, Gilbert Rodriguez (Hilda), Rick and Martha Ortiz, Daniel Miller, Ruth and Rammy Rodriguez, and many other great friends who treated him as a transplanted family member. He was married to Sonia Longoria for a decade and enjoyed friendships with her family members including Joe Contreras.
Richard’s loves included baseball, the Green Bay Packers, cars, decorating/celebrating Halloween and Christmas, golf, tennis, landscaping, his house/pool and fountain, fine clothes, fine art, and audiophilia. He admired his father Steven Massar who served in the WWII European theatre, and his Uncle James Massar who also served in WWII and played baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers Organization.
Brother, son, and friend of many. Richard sought perfection and achieved excellence. He will be missed but not forgotten. Rest in eternal peace. A special thanks to Caring Senior Service, McAllen, who helped Richard when he needed it most. His cremains will be laid to rest in Michigan per his wishes. Donations to Richard’s memory may be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas (https://www.mdanderson.org/donors-volunteers/donate/honor-loved-ones.html).
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