Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Richard E. Mason
Devoted Husband, Loving Father and Grandfather
Age 88
Born: June 15, 1931   Died: June 7, 2020

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Richard E. “Dick” Mason, age 89, of Lorain, passed away peacefully at his residence on the afternoon of Sunday June 7, 2020 while under the care of the Hospice of the Western Reserve. He was born in Lorain on June 15, 1931 to the late Joseph A. and Helen V. (nee Molnar) Mason.

In his free time, Richard enjoyed model car collecting, woodworking, camping at Clare Mar Lakes and making his famous hot sausage. He was a parishioner of St. Mary Catholic Church.

He had formerly been employed by the Freuhauf Trailer Company in Avon Lake until the time of its closure; he subsequently attended Lincoln Electric School of Welding. He went on to work at the American Ship Building Company as a welder and, later, as a security guard. Richard continued his career in security working at Community Health Partners / Saint Joseph Hospital until the time of his retirement in 2006.

A 1947 graduate of Lorain High School, he went on  to serve four years as a mechanic in the United States Air Force; he fulfilled duty assignments as an Airman First Class attached to the 581st Air Resupply Squadron during the Korean Conflict in both the Philippines and Okinawa, Japan. He was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal, the United Nation’s Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Richard was a life member of both American Legion Post # 30 of Lorain as well as Amvets Post # 22 of Vermilion.

Upon his discharge from the military and return to Lorain he met and married his wife of sixty-three years Sally A. (nee Barnicle).

Along with his wife, Sally, he is survived by his four loving daughters Linda West (Michael) of Vermilion, Kathleen Kramer of Sheffield, Sharon Cooke (Christopher) of Lorain, and Michelle Cagle (the late Christopher) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Additional survivors include eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and his brother Kenneth Mason (Nancy).

He was was preceded in death by his parents as well as  brothers Ernest, Robert, and Joseph Mason, and son-in-law Christopher Cagle.

Mr. Mason’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and caregivers at the Hospice of the Western Reserve for their exceptional care and support.



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