William E. Mason

November 16, 1927 - June 17, 2019
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William E. Mason, 91, of West Lawn, passed away, June 17, 2019 at 7:04 PM in his residence, with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth A. (Albrecht) Mason who passed away March 12, 2014. They celebrated 65 years of marriage prior to her passing. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Earl F. & Mary (Witmer) Mason and a stepson of the late Florence A. (Baronowski) Mason. He worked as a manager for the former Diamond Furniture Outlet Store for 20 years. After Retiring from Diamond Furniture, he worked for 10 years as a foreman at Gethsemane Cemetery. He was an Army Air Corps Veteran of WW II and a 1945 graduate of the former Central Catholic High School. He played on the winningest Basketball team at Central Catholic, being the last surviving member. He coached his sons in Baseball and was instrumental in keeping the City-County Colt Baseball League running. He also coached Oakbrook A’s & B’s and the Brookline Brooks. He was known throughout the neighborhood for his portrayal of Santa Claus. He is survived by his children – William E. Mason, Reading, Timothy M. husband of Cathy Mason, Robesonia, Suzanne E. Young, West Lawn, Joanne C. wife of Harry Castellucci, Sinking Spring, his brother – James E. Mason, Colony Park, his 11 grandchildren – Jamie, Amanda, Amy, William, Sarah, Abigail, Mary Jo, Jennifer, Heather, Hunter and McKenna and his 8 great grandchildren – Kyler, Jason, Madison, Mason, Hannah, Mariella, Rivers and Charlotte. In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by his son – James W. Mason and his brother Jack E. Mason. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 6 – 7:30 PM at the Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington. His Celebration of Life Service will begin at 7:30 PM with Rev. Dr. Martha M. Smith officiating. Interment with military honors on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11:30 AM in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Those planning on attending the graveside service should travel directly to the Cemetery, arriving by 11:15 AM. Please remember Mr. Mason by making a contribution to the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 or the Reading Hot Stovers, P.O. Box 12564, Reading, PA 19604. www.kleefuneralhome.com


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Celebration of Life Service

Rev. Dr. Martha M. Smith Officiating

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, June 21, 2019

Time: 11:30 am

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery


R.R.#2, Box484, Annville, PA, 17003

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Donation Information

Animal Rescue League

58 Kennel Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508

Reading Hot Stovers

P.O. Box 12564
Reading, PA 19612


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Born: November 16, 1927
Died: June 17, 2019

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