Matamoras Rod & Gun Club




John B. Mason

John B. Mason age 91 of Matamoras, PA passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at his home. He was born on March 24, 1924 in Sparrowbush, NY the son of John B. and Freda Schock Mason.
John proudly served our country during World War II with the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. In 2012 he was a participant in the World War II U.S. Honor Flight to Washington DC.
He was a retired carpenter and worked with Union Local #253, Hackensack, NJ. John was a member and Past Master of the Milford Lodge of Masons #752, F & AM a member of the Port Jervis Lodge of Masons #328 F& AM, a member of the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks #645, B.P.O.E., a member of the Roosa-Fleming VFW Post #161, Port Jervis and the Marsch-Kellogg VFW Post, Milford, PA.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of the Matamoras Rod & Gun Club, a member of the Lost Camp Hunting Club, Westfall, PA.
John married Madeline Ann Soletro who survives at home. He is also survived by his four sons: John B. Mason, Jr. and his wife, Tria of Milford, PA, Scott Mason and his wife, Robin of Andover, NJ, Gary Mason of St. Petersburg, FL, Jay Mason and his wife, Jenine of Wantage, NJ; two sisters: Freda Moore and her husband, Harold of Rio, NY, Andre Zelno and her husband, Ralph of Cahoonzie, NY; his grandchildren: Adam Mason and his wife, Brynn, Sean Mason and his wife, Jess, Jeffrey, Jacqueline, Jennifer, Ryan, Anthony, William and Rebecca; two great grandchildren: Zoey and Makayla; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two brothers: Conrad "Bud" Mason and Douglas Mason.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 8th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m., Friday evening, Elks services will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9th at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Cassidy will officiate. Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA 18337.