John A. DeMasi '49, of Quincy, MA, died on September 24 due to complications from lung cancer. DeMasi began playing trombone at age 20 and later performed with Louis Prima, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, and Artie Shaw. As a member of the Waltham American Legion Band, he traveled to Ireland and Russia. He also led his own band. During World War II, DeMasi served in the U.S. Navy. Before retiring in 1992, DeMasi worked as a police officer and police prosecutor for the Quincy District Court. He leaves his wife, Shirley M. Anderson; two daughters; a son; and a grandson.