Mr. Richard Charles Masline, 80, of Charlotte, NC, completed his journey into Heaven on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at his home.
He was born in New York City, New York on July 12, 1942 and has lived in Charlotte for the last 25 years. Richard loved Animals, gardening, traveling, making friends and he loved telling stories about his child hood pet, Caesar, The Great Dane that was 6 feet tall.
Richard was a devout Christian and loved the Lord with all of his heart. He was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church where he served on many committees and ministries. One of his last ministries was his Prison Ministry that was near and dear to his heart. He shared the love of Jesus with inmates while taking them dozens and dozens of cookies that he and his wife prepared.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and AnnaBelle Reed Masline, and his brother, Jeff Masline.
Richard leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Elizabeth Davis Masline; his daughter, Kathryn McCoy of Norman, OK; three grandchildren, four great-granddaughters, and his loving Dachshund, Duchess Elizabeth. He leaves his sister Pam McGuirt of Ocean Isle, NC and his brother, Don, (Majorie) Masline of Ocean Isle, NC; sister-n-laws, Martha Ann Springer of Charlotte, NC and Marion Davis of Asheboro, NC. Richard also leaves many beloved nieces and nephews, and best-friends, Scott and Debra James of Charlotte, NC.
Richard earned his bachelor’s degree at Davidson College in NC, along with his Masters degree from Pepperdine University in California where he lived for 20 years. He retired from IBM and worked for NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratories.
The Memorial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday April 29, at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 8600 Holly-Huntersville Rd. Huntersville, NC with Priest Father John Garry officiating. MaryBeth is asking her family and friends to please wear bright colors, no black.
Also she is requesting that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to The Flying Lions at St. Marks Episcopal Church, Flying Lions is a ministry that teaches disabled people how to cook and live an independent life in the community, Humane Society of Charlotte and The Hospice Team of Huntersville, North Carolina.
The family wants to thank Davita Dialysis of Charlotte, NC, MTS Transportation of Mecklenburg County, and the Hospice Team for the loving support and comfort care that they gave to Richard and to the family. Also special thanks to Dr. Jason Carnes, Dr. David Framm, Dr. Rolband and their staff at Tryon Medical Associates and Dr. Vivek Sanghani and Dr. Peale Chuang and their staff along with Bayada Home Health, special thanks to David, Lisa and Chris. Also the family wants to thank Tim Cota, Billy, Judy Givens from Shad Landing Independent Living; Susan Duffy, Patrick Wiley, Billy Thomas and her team for helping take Duchess Elizabeth for many dog walks; Jan Daubener for helping coordinate food etc. and the chaplain Jonathan Allen of Hospice for his visits and phone calls. A thank you goes to the neighbors in Huntington Ridge, Charlotte, NC for helping The Maslines over the years. A very special thank you goes to Martha Ann Springer and Carol Heck for their special love and support. Last but not least, Much Love and Gratefulness goes to Priest Father Garry and his flock at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Charlotte, N.C.
Please send some love to MaryBeth with a memory of Richard in the days to come.