Matamoras Rod & Gun Club

In Memoriam


Kyle J. Mason


2ndLt Kyle J. Mason, USMC, 23, of Avenue M died suddenly Friday, December 9, 2011 in San Diego, CA as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born June 29, 1988 in Port Jervis he is the son of Steven K. Mason of Matamoras and Ann Mason of Stroudsburg, PA.

Kyle enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, snowboarding and was an avid weight lifter. He was a member of St. Joseph's Junior Choir in Matamoras. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Boy Scout Troop 77 in Matamoras.

A honor graduate of Delaware Valley High School in 2006, he graduated from Norwich University, Military College of Vermont, Northfield, VT, Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studies in War and Peace in 2010. He was active in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Semper Fidelis Society and Regimental Band. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps on May 15, 2010. He was a graduate of Officers Candidate School (OCS) and from The Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, VA. He graduated Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Fort Sill, OK in June of 2011 and was assigned to the, 11th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, CA.

Survivors include his father, Steven K. Mason of Matamoras; mother, Ann Mason of Stroudsburg; one brother, 1stLt Matthew S. Mason, USMC of Matamoras; his paternal grandmother, Lorraine Mason of Matamoras; his aunt, Juanita and her husband, Jack Wilsey of Saugerties; several other aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

He was predeceased by his grandfather, Conrad "Bud" Mason.

His Funeral Procession will form 10 a.m. on Monday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St. thence to St. Joseph's R.C. Church where at 11 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Friends will be received Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment with Full Military Honors will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.

Condolences to Kyle's Memory page may be sent to

Family suggests donations in Kyle's Memory be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.