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Donald W. Mastin, M.D.

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“Scott, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I will lift up you and your family in my daily prayers. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Bev Taylor - Franklin, TN

“Steve and family: my deepest symapthy on the loss of your father. He was a repected citizen of Dover and made it a better place to live. Eric ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Eric Graef - Concord, OH

“Donna and the Mastin family, I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers in this time of your grief. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Denise Uppstrom - San Antonio, TX

“We are so sorry to hear about Don. I have a lot of great memories from Don and your family growing up. As a kid, reunions in Ohio were always...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Eric Arnold - Indianapolis, IN

“To Donna and the Mastin family, Your dad contributed greatly to life in the Tuscarawas Valley. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you now as...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Barbara & Bill Singhaus - Dover, OH

“To the Mastin sons, daughter, and grandkids, Karen and I offer our deepest sympathy with the loss of your dad. It's always tough to lose a parent...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Jim and Karen Gerber - OH

“I am so very sorry to hear of Dr. Mastin's death. He was my family's doctor for forever and he was the standard that I compared all my other doctor...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Robin Schiebel-Jones nee Jones - OH

“Steve and Becky, I was saddened to hear of your dad's passing. He was a good physician and always patient with my moody teenage angst. He will be...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Wendy Jones - Akron, OH

“Scott, Steve, and family, Please accept my condolences on your dad's passing. He was such a presence in our community for so many years. You can...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Roy Scriven - New Philadelphia, OH

“Dear Scott, Steve, Jim, Donna and your families, Losing you dad is so hard. He led a full life, a very diverse life, an active life. He was a trend...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Ron and Karen Arnold - Columbus, IN

“Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers. When I met "doc" at Tuscora Park he was recovering from knee surgery but his passion for tennis had...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Jim Amick - Dover, OH

“Thoughts and prayers are with our family at this time. Don will always be remembered. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: kari lessner/lord - lake elsinore, CA

“My thoughts and prayer are with you all. many years your father took care of my children--he had his hands full with my barney but alway gave me a...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Ruth Dreher - Dunedin, FL

“My deepest condolences to the Mastin Family. I have many warm memories of Dr. Mastin tending to our family over the years. He had such a pleasant...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Emily Trinka - Charlottesville, VA

“My condolences to Dr. Mastin's family. I first met Dr. Mastin when he got me through meningitis when I was a second-grader, and he remained my...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Marilyn Pizzini - OH

“Dear Donna and Mastin Family, Please accept our sincere condolences in the death of your father and beloved family member. Walter and Dixie...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Walter and Dixie Heck - Pataskala, OH

“Dear Scott and Family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I did not realize he was ill. Please know that you and yours are in my...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa R. Burgess - OH

“To the Mastin family, I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I have fond memories of playing tennis with Don at Union Country Club and Tuscora Park...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Mac Patrick - Darien, CT

“Dear Mastin Family - So sad to see our dear sweet Doctor Mastin passed away. He was such a special part of us growing up. Not only was he very...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Cindy DeCrane Alesiano - Dover, OH

“I have no idea what made be go to this website this evening. I have lived in Sarasota, Florida for 15 years now but still consider Dover the loving...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Sally Mathews - Sarasota, FL

“We always enjoyed talking to Dr. Mastin when he was in our neighborhood on his bicycle rides. He was a very interesting and friendly man. He will be...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Dave and Melanie Archer - Dover, OH


Donald W. Mastin, M.D., 88, of Dover, Ohio died Thursday, February 19, 2009 in Union Hospital following a brief illness.

Dr. Mastin began his practice at Dover in 1953 where he joined Dr. Joseph Hamilton. He later practiced medicine in a shared office with Dr. Philip Doughten on Wabash Avenue in New Philadelphia. He served on the Union Hospital Medical Staff for forty years from 1953-93 with privileges in general practice and anesthesia. He chaired the Department of Pediatrics in 1959, 1960, 1963, and 1964 and the Department of Anesthesia from 1965-1969, 1974, and 1983-1988. Mastin served as Medical Staff President in 1968. In 1993, he became an honorary member of the medical staff. His greatest joy was taking care of his patients and remembering their families.

Dr. Mastin was born January 10, 1921 in New Castle, Indiana, the son of the late Tom and Minnie Mastin.

After graduating from high school at New Castle, he received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College in Indiana in 1947. He received his Doctorate degree in medicine from Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1952. He served his internship at Cleveland City Hospital.

Dr. Mastin served in the U.S. Army AirCorp during World War II where he was a fighter pilot flying P51 Mustangs in the 8th Air Force. He flew in 21 combat missions over Germany as a high altitude escort for B24 bombers. He was discharged in 1945 as a 1st lieutenant. During his service, he was awarded an AIR medal and an Oak Leaf Cluster.

Dr. Mastin was a longtime member of Union Country Club. He enjoyed sports and was an avid tennis player where he could be often seen at Tuscora Park and also enjoyed golfing. He was a serious bicycle enthusiast and when in his sixties, he traveled across Europe and once rode from Dover to Toronto, Canada.

He is survived by three sons, Atty. Scott Mastin and his companion, Angela Black and Steve (wife, Becky) Mastin all of Dover, and Jim (wife, Cathy) Mastin of Mansfield; one daughter, Donna Mastin of Westerville; six grandchildren, Emily (husband, Chris) Lane of Dover, Abigail Mastin of Columbus, Gabriel Mastin of Mansfield, Joy (husband, Nick) Granter of North Carolina, Daniel Mastin of Mansfield and Jedediah Mastin of Mansfield; two great grandchildren Lucas and Elizabeth Lane of Dover; two sisters, Charlotte Walker of New Castle and Imogene Llewelyn of Apple Valley, California.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Luke Mastin, two brothers Tom and Floyd Mastin and a sister, Ethel Mastin.

He will be cremated.

A celebration of Donald's life will be held Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 4pm in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory at Dover with Rev. Allen Bergmann officiating. Military honors will follow the service by the Dover VFW. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4pm. Those unable to attend or who may wish to express a fond memory of Don may sign the online register book by visiting the "obituaries" link on the funeral home website at www.tolandherzig.com

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Donald W. Mastin M.D. Memorial Fund, c/o Union Hospital, 659 Boulevard, Dover, Ohio 44622 or Tuscora Park, 161 Tuscora Ave., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

Toland-Herzig, Dover
330 343-6132

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