Joseph C. Mastowski


Joseph C. Mastowski passed away suddenly on Saturday June 7th, 2014 at the age of 30.  Joseph is survived by his wife Kelly VanBortle and children Aeris Juliette Mastowski, Joseph John (JJ) Mastowski & Isabella Anne (Bella) Mastowski. He is also survived by his mother Tammy Leisten (Michael Leisten); father, Robert J Mastowski (Carol Mastowski); sibling, Bob C Mastowski (Jamie Mastowski) Grandparents, Dottie DeLorme & Charles DeLorme; nieces and nephews, Landon Mastowski, Journee Mastowski, Jayden Gibaud-Mastowski and Dakota Gibaud-Mastowski; Godparents, Cheryl Ann Davis & Christopher DeLorme. Joseph is also survived by many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends who loved him. Joseph is predeceased by his brother Jason L. Mastowski.

Services and interment held privately.

Joseph (Joe, Joey) was a gentle man who lived for others and his children. He always wanted to make everything better and keep peace for everyone around him. He lended himself wherever he could, whether it was to care for his grandparents, help counsel loved ones in need, or to just be a shoulder to lean on. He was a gamer and an avid reader of the fantasy genre. He was exuberant and enthusiastic in life and he will be dearly missed by all who love him.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,

10 Condolences

  1. Kelly White on June 15, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    It’s been a week, and I’m not sure if I believe your gone. At least Kelly and I, like to believe that you are still around doing the things you spoke of often.

    Out of all the memories I have involving you, they always surround Kelly. I re-read some of the messages you and I have over the last several months and its always been clear how much you loved Kelly.

    As much as I can run with the what-if’s and why you never said goodbye to me. I understand why. It’s going to be a long and difficult road and I will always be there for Kelly, the kids and anyone in your family that needs someone to talk to.

    Keep an eye on those three beautiful children. Stay out of trouble up there with Jason.

  2. Chris Hilbert on June 16, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    My name is Chris Hilbert, and I went to high school with Joe. Joe was a really great friend to me. He was never to busy to pay attention to his friends. Joe was really really fast, I can remember way back to the days of track and field as well as gym class. I am thankful to have had a friend like Joe. I was not very popular when I entered public school because I came from a private school. It was people like Joe who made me feel welcome and part of the rest of our class. There were people who bullied me, but Joe never did this. I always felt that I could walk up to Joe and he would listen to me no matter what was going on.I am very sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person.

    -chris hilbert

  3. Jamie Mastowski on June 25, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I cannot even begin to understand this void we now have in our life. I love you so much Joe, I hope you can rest in peace.

  4. kelly VanBortle on July 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I have come to this page, countless countless times. I still don’t really know what to say. I feel you around, and I’m sure by now you can see how much I love you. How much I’ve loved you all along. The kids and I struggle through each and every day. Again, I’m sure you can see exactly how hard it is. I’m so sorry about the way I went about things. I know it wasn’t right. If I could go back and change things I’ve done or didn’t do, I would. I’m sure you know just how bad I wish I could, too. I love you so much. I’m trying my hardest to take care of our kids alone. I won’t stop taking care of them. I’ve been struggling a battle within me, which I’m sure you know…. To join you or stay here. I’m sorry, but I always have to choose them. I know you want me to, too. You have always had my heart, Joey. I told you that numerous times, and I meant it. Look out for Jason, like you’ve wanted to do all along. I’ll be covering this front home while you cover that front in heaven 😉 I’ll see you soon, love. Please keep looking over us, watch our babies grow with me…… Till we meet again, ML 😉 xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo (those hugs and kisses are from all of us)

  5. tammy leisten on November 17, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Wow its been quite a while, the fog and the shock is lifting, I am so scared Joey to go on with life without you and your brother, you know how much you two meant to me, how much all you boys meant to me, you were my life, my reason for breathing each and every day ever since the day you guys were born. I have such an emptiness in me now that nothing and no one will ever fill, I cant comprehend what has happened to our family, God gave you two to me only to take you away so soon, I have to face so many years with you and i truly dont know if, how or should I..I want you and Jason back, the hurt is unbearable, my chest hurts with the heaviness of a mountain and if I could just go to sleep and be with you boys I would then be truly happy again. rest well my love till I see you again..Love forever and always Mom

  6. Aeris Mastowski on October 27, 2020 at 3:28 am

    dad, i miss you so much. I love you, and I wish I got to know more about you. i can remember, all the memories. well most when i was younger… i can remember when you played Zelda, and Wii, and i would get to play. i have been thinking about you everyday, and i want to see you again. it effects me everyday, and i feel like i get a piece of me taken and brought to you so you can know how I’m doing. i have been sad, and i am very grateful that i have my family taking care of me. including you. sometimes i think you aren’t here… you are. you will always be, and we will never forget. thank you daddy. i love you

  7. bella mastowski on October 28, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    hi, i miss you, i wish i could see you and know more about you. 🙁 i like that you take care of us, and i wish you were here right now. i wish we could spend time together right now. and when you see me, i will cry. -mr poop/bella boo

  8. shadia reddy on November 11, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    I was not part of the family or any thing else i was just a friend of aeris and i just wanted to say im sorry for your lost .

  9. Douglas Oakden on December 18, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Hey just wanted you and who might care that I still think of you and your Jason all the time. Hope your boys are doing well.

  10. Joseph Mastowski on May 4, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Hey dad… I dont remember greatly about you… I do remember one time where Aeris and I stuck baloney all over the fridge and got in some pretty big trouble. I also remember one day when Bella, Aeris, and I all were in the living room playing with my little train toys as you slept peacefuly on the sofa. It hurts to realize that now you sleep peacefully for eternity. I can remember moms horrified and shattered face when we were handed over to Uncle Bubba and Aunt Jamie. I love them all greatly. I cant remember Uncle Jason but i hope you are up there messing with him… Play pranks on the angels up there together dad. I’ll be down here and wait for when its my turn. Until then have fun and make sure you watch us all from the clouds.

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