Alexander  Mastroianni
Alexander J. Mastroianni passed away November 13, 2019 in Niagara Hospice House. Born October 26, 1942 in Monogahela, PA, he was the son of John and Josephine (Mele) Mastroiani.
Alex earned his Masters degree of Science and worked in the early 1960's to the mid-70's for Paradise Construction and HGR Construction. He then worked for the Lockport School District for 35 years, retiring in 1999.
Alex started at North Park Junior High School where he was a math teacher for 17 years before moving to Lockport High School for 18 years. He was the Math Department Chair, the 9th grade class advisor, served as treasurer of Lockport Education Association (LEA), worked on special projects for NSA, and helped develop a program for graphing calculators and traveled across the USA to train and promote the program. Alex was the first person at Lockport High School to have the yearbook dedicated to him.
After retiring from education, he worked from 1999-2014 for H&R Block where he was a tax consultant and was office manager for one year. Alex enjoyed golfing, hunting, reading, gardening, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alex is survived by his wife, Andrea (Drotos) Mastroianni; children, Joni (David) Owens of LaPlata, MD, and Lee (Lori) Mastroianni of Herndon, VA; grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson, Kellie Johnson, Gage Mastroianni, and Stella Mastroianni; great-grandchild, Cameron Kirk; siblings, Giovanna Zanardelli and John (Donna) Mastroianni; also several nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 22nd at 10 AM, at St. John the Baptist RC Church, 168 Chestnut Street, Lockport.
Memorial donations may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094 would be appreciated. Visit
Published on November 19, 2019


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Jim Newton
Nov 26, 2019
What a great man. Smart, funny, witty, and a terrific teacher, neighbor and friend to so many. I am so sorry for the family's loss.
Jim and Mary Ann Ehinger
Nov 24, 2019
We will always remember Alex’s thoughtfulness and kindness during our winter months in Hilton Head. He always took time to talk and listen, and was so patient when he stopped in to see Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrea and family.
Sarah Fritton
Nov 22, 2019
Mr. M was one of my favorite teachers. Without him, I never would have "gotten" Geometry. He was a special, memorable person to me. He had such an impact on so many. Sending my sincere condolences to family and friends.
Mickey Scarcia
Nov 21, 2019
Andrea, Joni & family, So sorry to hear about AL---It is never easy to lose the one you love. MAY HE REST IN PEACE AMEN!!
Sophie Knab
Nov 21, 2019
Dear Andrea, I did not know Alex well personally but I knew him through you. You always spoke of him with such love and appreciation for the wonderful husband and father that he was. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Judy Buzby
Nov 21, 2019
Dear Andrea, with great sadness I read of Alex's passing. Even though it is years since we connected, you have always been in my heart and mind. What a great loss to both you and the family but also to your community. My Prayers are out to you all.
Dipinder Khurana
Nov 20, 2019
Today I am truly sad. In 1981 I moved from a very rural, coal-mining city in Kentucky to the roaring metropolis, or so it seemed to me, of Lockport, New York. Everything was alien to me. As a sophomore, I was ripped away from everything I knew. New city. New school. New friends - of which I had none. My first friend was Steve Kuntzman who lived next to me and my first teacher was Mr Mastroianni. He was my first period Geometry teacher. He quickly figured out I was two years behind in math compared to LSHS students. He showed me everything. He was patient and caring (and witty). He had a sarcastic and subtle wit about him - a sign of intelligence. He took great pride in helping me through tha...t first tumultuous year at LSHS. I will always remember him for his huge smile, humor and genuine care in everything he did. May God bless his soul.Read more
Tracey McKernan
Nov 20, 2019
My heart is saddened to hear this news. Alex was my favorite teacher and also colleague on the teachers union. One reason why my son's name is Alex, is because of Mr. Mastrionni's character. Mr. M was so patient and loving. You will be missed on this earth.
Cassandra Hoebbel
Nov 20, 2019
One of my favorite teachers and dear family friend. He helped me "get" Algebra and could have used him before i failed out of Trig. Wonderful man.
Rick and Faye
Nov 20, 2019
Andrea. More prayers and loving thoughts to you and your family from your Canadian friends. We are so very sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Alex in Hilton Head. Please know that we care...more than words can express. God bless and comfort you.
Jim Alrutz
Nov 20, 2019
Very sorry and shocked to br reading this Andrea. He sat in front of me as usual at 7am Mass before I left fot NC in October. I won't be at St John's but there will be a Mass said here. Doc