printed 07/12/2019

Ocean Pines

George Mastrogianis, age 82, passed away of a sudden illness on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland, surrounded by his loving family.

George was born in Salem, Massachusetts.

He served proudly as a member of the U.S. Air Force while stationed in Germany, followed by a 34-year career in the Federal Government, starting with the National Weather Bureau and retiring from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he was responsible for sea floor map development.

George was a dedicated, kind and loving man, whose family was of utmost importance to him.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Mastrogianis; daughters, Shannon Papa (R.C.) and Christa Mastrogianis (Shayne); brothers-in-law, J. Brian Dolan (Cathy), Denis Dolan (Debbie), Patrick Dolan (Kathy), Michael Dolan (deceased) and Timothy Dolan (Terri); and sister-in-law, Margaret Sherwood (Don).

He was the loving grandfather of T.J., Joey, Robert and Kennedy, and a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

In addition, he is survived by a brother and sister, Christos and Angela, and pre-deceased by a brother, Anthony.

George volunteered extensively for the Optimist Club and the Irish Outreach, and touched the lives of all who knew him.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, Maryland. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: St. Jude at 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at

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