Clifford G. Mason, 88, of McHenry, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at Alden Terrace of McHenry.
He was born on September 20, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois to Frank and Dorothy (George) Mason. At 17, Clifford enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served the country for three years, discharging honorably at the rank of Electrician Mate, 2nd Class. After meeting Nancy L. Waller, the couple was united in marriage on April 3, 1965 in Chicago.
Clifford was a longtime resident of Wonder Lake before moving to McHenry in 2002. His love of water and the outdoors stayed with him for his lifetime and he enjoyed taking part in Wonder Lake’s many water activities. Clifford was also an avid golfer who, in his downtime, could be found perfecting his model railroad collection.
He attended Loyola University and graduated with his associate’s degree. For 30 years, Clifford worked his way up at the Bell Telephone Company and retired from his position as marketing manager in 1978. A man known for wanting to serve others, Clifford worked alongside the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department as a special deputy officer and civil processor. In addition to working with the police department, Clifford also drove for ATEC Ambulance.
Clifford is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Lynn Cunningham, Gregory (Christine) Mason, Carolyn (Michael) Piro and Janet (Charles) Wegener; his eight grandchildren, Shannon Selim, Rebekah Bain, Taryn Mason, Daniel Mason, Samantha Piro, Zoe Piro, Jonathan Wegener, and Allison Wegener; two sisters, Edith (the late Mel) Flanders, and Lowis (Dale) Plum; his brother-in-law, John Breeding; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his two sisters, Winifred (the late Webb) Paschke and Jean Breeding; and his brother, Bruce Mason.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service for Clifford will be held Friday, September 2, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens South in Worth, Illinois.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials 100 Club of Chicago at 875 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1351, Chicago, IL 60661 or The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at 833 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607 in Clifford’s name would be greatly appreciated.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050