Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

In Memory of ... Former Staff Members

Gone but not forgotten

When you work on a daily basis with staff members that care about the people they serve, it is very hard to say "see you soon" when they leave this world. The following staff members are cherished loved ones of our own that worked many visitations, services and office hours to help the families we serve through the most difficult chapters of their lives. They were great assets to Masters Funeral Home and will be greatly missed.

Michael "Mick" Goss
Staff Associate
October 10, 2011

Rev. Cecil Hess
Funeral Attendant
March 21, 2013

Karen Wood
Preneed Consultant
November 26, 2013

Michael "Mick" J. Halford
Funeral Attendant
February 12, 2014

Bro. Dale Edenfield
Funeral Attendant
June 19, 2018



Our Associate Staff

We have a caring staff of associates who assist us in various capacities from clerical duties to funeral attendants. They include Larry Dzioba, Thomas Evans, Linda Hess, Billie Holmes, Suzie Kline, Larry Richardson, Maurice Sterling, David Urvina, and Kathy Weaver.



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Quincy H. Masters, III Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, FDIC of the Palatka Location

Quincy was two years old when his family moved to Palatka in 1953. He attended local schools and graduated from Palatka Senior High School in 1968. He went on to graduate with an A.S. Degree in Mortuary Science from Miami-Dade Junior College and began his professional career with the family funeral home in 1971. He has always counted it a privilege to be of service to others during their time of need. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Palatka since 1973 where he founded the annual health fair and has served as Secretary of the club. He has also volunteered with the Red Cross for 20+ years where he has served on the Board of Directors. He attends Church of the Heights in Palatka and enjoys running, hiking and the outdoors. He and his wife, Frankie, have been married 44 years and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

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Claud Beckman Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, FDIC of the Interlachen Location cablfd@gmail.com

Born in Rockledge, Florida, Claud is a second-generation funeral director. His father’s dedication to serving families inspired Claud to follow in his father’s footsteps. He graduated in 1986, from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA, with an A.S. Degree in Mortuary Science. He started with Masters Funeral Home in 1993 and considers it an honor to help families through one of life’s most difficult times. Claud attends New Beginnings Baptist Fellowship in Palatka. He enjoys spending time at the beach and fishing.

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J. Wayne Osterling Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer jwosterling@comcast.net

Wayne was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was raised in Reisterstown and Owings Mills, Maryland. He lived in Hanover, Pennsylvania for 12 years. He is a graduate of The Community College of Baltimore County with an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science. He has over 33 years in the funeral service profession.

Wayne Now lives in St. Augustine with his wife Dawn who has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice Degree and is a professor at St. Johns River State College. They have two daughters: Emily, and Claire.

Wayne and Dawn are members of Good News Church: World Golf Village Campus in St. Augustine. He enjoys playing the guitar, the ukulele and calligraphy in his spare time.

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David LeVeck, LFD Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer FDIC of our Crematory Services Center

David LeVeck is a second generation Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He is a graduate of the Pittsburg Institute of mortuary science and has been licensed since 1982. He has been working with Masters Funeral Home since 1997 and also serves as our Crematory Manage

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Linda Priest Office Manager, Sub-Registrar with Putnam County Vital Statistics and Comptroller

Born in St. Augustine, Linda was raised in Palatka and is a 1976 graduate of the former Palatka South High School. She started her career with Masters Funeral Home in 2005. A mother of four, Linda has eight grandchildren. She is an active member of St. Peter's Anglican Church and the GFWC Woman's Club of Palatka. Her hobbies include precision target shooting, reading, gardening, photography, and spending time with family.

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Joan Godwin Accounting Assistant

Born in Statesboro, GA, Joan first moved to Palatka in 1951. After traveling with family, she came back to Putnam County in 1983, met and married the love of her life. Joan is a proud mother of 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. She began her career with Masters Funeral Home in 2013 as a funeral attendant and is now a full time employee of our accounting department.


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Madeline Masters Northcutt Family Care Specialist

Madeline, daughter of Quincy Masters, Sr. and Madeline S. Masters, was raised in Palatka and graduated from Palatka South High School and the former St. Johns River Community College. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Florida and married her high school sweetheart, Terry. She worked for the Florida Board of Regents in Tallahassee and later for the St. Johns River Water Management District, where she retired after 36 years of service. She has worked for her brother, Quincy at Masters Funeral Home since mid-2016 and is currently enrolled at St. Petersburg College where she is studying to become a Licensed Funeral Director. She and her husband live in Ocala and have one son. She enjoys spending time with her family, boating, fishing, lobstering in the Keys, gardening, and taking care of her rescue pets.

Quincy H. Masters, III

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, FDIC of the Palatka Location
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Quincy was two years old when his family moved to Palatka in 1953. He attended local schools and graduated from Palatka Senior High School in 1968. He went on to graduate with an A.S. Degree in Mortuary Science from Miami-Dade Junior College and began his professional career with the family funeral home in 1971. He has always counted it a privilege to be of service to others during their time of need. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Palatka since 1973 where he founded the annual health fair and has served as Secretary of the club. He has also volunteered with the Red Cross for 20+ years where he has served on the Board of Directors. He attends Church of the Heights in Palatka and enjoys running, hiking and the outdoors. He and his wife, Frankie, have been married 44 years and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

Claud Beckman

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, FDIC of the Interlachen Location
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Born in Rockledge, Florida, Claud is a second-generation funeral director. His father’s dedication to serving families inspired Claud to follow in his father’s footsteps. He graduated in 1986, from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA, with an A.S. Degree in Mortuary Science. He started with Masters Funeral Home in 1993 and considers it an honor to help families through one of life’s most difficult times. Claud attends New Beginnings Baptist Fellowship in Palatka. He enjoys spending time at the beach and fishing.

J. Wayne Osterling

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Wayne was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was raised in Reisterstown and Owings Mills, Maryland. He lived in Hanover, Pennsylvania for 12 years. He is a graduate of The Community College of Baltimore County with an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science. He has over 33 years in the funeral service profession.

Wayne Now lives in St. Augustine with his wife Dawn who has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice Degree and is a professor at St. Johns River State College. They have two daughters: Emily, and Claire.

Wayne and Dawn are members of Good News Church: World Golf Village Campus in St. Augustine. He enjoys playing the guitar, the ukulele and calligraphy in his spare time.

David LeVeck, LFD

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer FDIC of our Crematory Services Center
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David LeVeck is a second generation Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He is a graduate of the Pittsburg Institute of mortuary science and has been licensed since 1982. He has been working with Masters Funeral Home since 1997 and also serves as our Crematory Manage

Linda Priest

Office Manager, Sub-Registrar with Putnam County Vital Statistics and Comptroller
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Born in St. Augustine, Linda was raised in Palatka and is a 1976 graduate of the former Palatka South High School. She started her career with Masters Funeral Home in 2005. A mother of four, Linda has eight grandchildren. She is an active member of St. Peter's Anglican Church and the GFWC Woman's Club of Palatka. Her hobbies include precision target shooting, reading, gardening, photography, and spending time with family.

Joan Godwin

Accounting Assistant
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Born in Statesboro, GA, Joan first moved to Palatka in 1951. After traveling with family, she came back to Putnam County in 1983, met and married the love of her life. Joan is a proud mother of 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. She began her career with Masters Funeral Home in 2013 as a funeral attendant and is now a full time employee of our accounting department.


Madeline Masters Northcutt

Family Care Specialist
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Madeline, daughter of Quincy Masters, Sr. and Madeline S. Masters, was raised in Palatka and graduated from Palatka South High School and the former St. Johns River Community College. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Florida and married her high school sweetheart, Terry. She worked for the Florida Board of Regents in Tallahassee and later for the St. Johns River Water Management District, where she retired after 36 years of service. She has worked for her brother, Quincy at Masters Funeral Home since mid-2016 and is currently enrolled at St. Petersburg College where she is studying to become a Licensed Funeral Director. She and her husband live in Ocala and have one son. She enjoys spending time with her family, boating, fishing, lobstering in the Keys, gardening, and taking care of her rescue pets.