Jon M. Masaracchia, 40, of Cambridge, begrudgingly left this earth Sunday, April 12th, 2020, with his beloved wife and loving family by his side. Jon was born in Germany on January 18th, 1980, to John Masaracchia and Margie Elliott.
Jon had been a long-time employee of Composite Yacht in Trappe up until his health started to fail -- a job he greatly enjoyed with a crew that were more like family than co-workers.
On June 8th, 2008, Jon married the love of his life, the former Melissa Wright. Together they raised one son and a couple rescue Pit Bulls in Cambridge, where Jon enjoyed working on his many trucks and cars. A passion he would later share with his son, Samuel. Being a father and raising Samuel to be the upstanding young man he is today was something Jon prided himself on. He treasured their time together. It was the bond that he, Melissa and Samuel shared that kept Jon fighting for as long as he did.
Jon was known for his tenacious spirit, a quality that never wavered upon diagnosis and throughout treatment. He once told a friend, "Eventually cancer will win, but I can tell you what -- it's going to have to earn every bit of it from me. I will fight until my last breath." And that's just what he did.
In addition to his parents, Jon is survived by his wife, Melissa Masaracchia of Cambridge; a son, Samuel Masaracchia of Cambridge; maternal grandmother, Kay Elliott of Cambridge; a brother, Eric Masaracchia and wife Hannah of Trappe; two sisters, Candace Tobin and husband Clay of Cambridge and Candace Aimee Straub of Pennsylvania; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Jon is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Leonard Elliott.
The family will be accepting visitors at Open Bible Church in Cambridge from 11:00am until noon on Saturday, August 8th. There will be a memorial service immediately following. Masks must be worn at all times while inside the church. This is a casual event, no need for suits and ties.
At 6:00pm there will be an epic celebration of Jon's life at Ferry Point Marina in Trappe. Everyone is welcome to attend as we honor Jon-Jon's life and legacy and swap stories. Due to health department regulations, we are unable to provide refreshments, so the party will be BYOB. There will be tables and chairs set up under the tent. While masks are not required as this is an outdoor function, you are encouraged to use your best judgement given the circumstances as you will be attending at your own risk. Practice physical distancing as you deem necessary. And if you are sick or have been in contact with anyone that has recently been sick, we ask that you, please, stay home. Come prepared to laugh, cry and share your favorite Jon-Jon memory and party with all those that loved -- and miss -- him dearly!"
Arrangements are in the care of Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge.