Rest in Peace, Richard Henry Mason

We all called him Uncle Bub, my maternal grandfather’s brother. You know, I just realized that I don’t know why we call him that. I’ll have to find out.

Richard H. Mason Sr. son of the late John Oscar Mason and Rosie Lee Mason was born in Port Deposit, Maryland on April 15, 1925. He departed this life December 7, 2004. He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Byron Mason, October 19, 1979.

Richard, strong and proud as a young man worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II; sailed the world as a merchant seaman; contributed to the community as a City of Baltimore Firefighter; and loved and supported his family and friends.

A wise and modest man who loved to stimulate the mind and body, through the pleasure of books and the joy of planting, picking and sharing his favorite fruits and vegetables.

Richard was more than a humble husband and father. He was more than a faithful friend. He was a motivator and an inspiration who will be missed by many. God Bless

He leaves to mourn Rosie L. Mason, his devoted wife of over fifty years; a daughter, Rochelle M. Mason; a son, Richard H. Mason, Jr.; a stepson, Ronald McKee; a sister, Drayde Mason; two sisters-in-law, Edith Mason and Ruth House; grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

As we do the sun on high,
There must be an answer why it is
Someone who is so dear to us
Someone who enjoyed life so
Has to go.
Life is a journey, so we are told
for some, for others brief
a journey on which we all find joy
mingled with sadness and grief
We’ll try to remember the joy today
However hard it may be.

-The Family

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