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Phillip Joseph Muscato

December 15, 1928 ~ October 13, 2018 (age 89)

Gastonia, NC formerly of Franklin, NC


Phillip Joseph Muscato, 89, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 in Gastonia, NC. Mr. Muscato was born in Canandaigua, New York December 15, 1928 to the late Joseph and Mary T. Muscato. He worked and retired from Martin Marrietta now known as Lockheed Martin. He also was a U.S. Airforce Veteran. Phillip loved Face Book and NASCAR Jeff Gordon was his favorite driver. His love and joy was his cat, Gemma. 


Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mary Muscato; a daughter, Patricia Holland (Scott) of Lowell, NC; four sons, Mark Muscato, Phillip Muscato (Vicki), Perry Muscato, and Michael Muscato (Renae Swanger) all of Florida; ten grandchildren, Michele Hope, Gregory Johngrass, Gina Shelton, Elizabeth Martikainen, Bryan Muscato, James Muscato, Matthew Muscato, Angelia Lambiase, Damian Jones, and Christopher Holland; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marlene Lavine of Florida.


Mr. Muscato was preceded in death by a grandson, P.J. Muscato.


A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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