Henry J. Mason



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Rochester: January 15, 2009 at age 87. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Jean K. Mason, son, David (Mary) Mason; daughters, Donna (Richard) Jeary & Janice (Anthony) Palumbo; grandchildren, David Henry mason, Kristin Jeary, Brian Jeary, Tony “TD” (Meghan) Palumbo, Katie Palumbo, Kevin Palumbo & Jeffrey Palumbo; great-grandchild, Shane Niesen; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. INSERT FLAG Henry is a Veteran of the United States Army and served in World War II. He was also a long-time member of the VFW Keith Miller Post and a member of the Eagle’s Club. Henry is a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company (where he enjoyed playing on their softball team) and worked for Blanchard Florist for over 18 years. Friends may call Monday, 4-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will be held, Tuesday 11 A.M. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633 or to the American Brain Tumor Association 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018 in his memory.


  1. Rose Rumery & Forrest Spencer (Jr) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Jean, David, Donna and Janice (and families), We just wanted to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. We wish we could be there to hug and see you in person. Its been such a long time. We enjoyed viewing the video photos and remembering some of our own special times with you. Please accept our continued prayers and hopefully when we return in NY in late April we can get together. God’s Love and Peace to you all. Rosie (Steve) and Junior

  2. Carol (Lenhard) Sodeman on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Going through our ‘teen’ years….. Donna and I had many a good laugh with ‘Big Hank’. He was a man with a big heart and an even bigger smile. We spent many a summer’s night on the ‘front porch’. Years later I would stop by and visit with my ‘firstborn’ and sit for awhile on that same porch while Jean or Hang would ‘rock’ the baby and we would talk about the current day and the days past. I may have lost touch while raising a family, however, I could pick him out in a crowd at the Mall or Wegmans just by the smiles! And, with that smile he would always take time to inquire about family, friends etc…He never forgot anyone………..and never will he be forgotten. My deepest sympathy goes out to Jean and the entire Mason family for the loss of a real ‘GEM’

  3. Carol Prince Kasper on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Hank was a great Neighbor and friend to my parents Doris & Bernie Prince & my grandmother Libbie. I can remember many time walking Granny ‘Libbie’ across the street so she could sit and chat and Hank would meet us in front and help Granny up the stairs to the porch. He will be missed by all. May he rest in Peace

  4. Pat Billies on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My parents, Fred and Grace Cooper, always spoke so highly of Hank and Jean! I send you our sincerest wishes of sympathy.

  5. Diane Spencer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My prayers are with you Aunt Jean, Donna, David, Janice and your families. Sorry I could not be there for you. You and Uncle Hank were always there for me and I think of you often with much love.

  6. Grace Gaudino on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To lose Hank is to lose a great friend and a great and gentle neighbor. Hank took me to work at Kodak for many years until he retired. He was a comic and I always enjoyed his jokes. He enjoyed life and family and was always there to offer help and advice. I always enjoyed slipping some baked goods over knowing how much he enjoyed his sweets, and I just loved it when he would back ‘don’t ever move’. He left knowing he had a loving and wonderful family and caring friends also. I will miss his wave, whenever we left the house, our conversations in the back yard, and he gentle and sweet smile. I know he now rests in peace. Grace Gaudino email samgrace1954@aol.com

  7. Donna Snyder on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Uncle Hank my family and I are going to miss you so much. You were always so kind and loving. I will miss your smile and laugh forever. Say hi to my dad for me. I love you. Donna and family

  8. Peggy Boros, Jim Bishop, Larisa and JJ on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We’re very sorry about Henry. He was a kind and special person. We’ll all miss him.

  9. Jean Leiske on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    What a wonderful Uncle. He hated to push me in the baby carriage when he was 12 years old. Don and I had wonderful times with he and Aunt Jean traveling, going to dinners and just hanging out on the front porch. He is now with his ‘buddy’. Love Jean

  10. Joyce and Boyd Munger on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Will surely miss ‘Uncle Hank’ as he and ‘Aunt Jean’ were very special folks. We always found laughter in their midst. Our prayers will be with Jean in the days to come. May she and the family find comfort knowing Hank is in the very presence of our loving Lord.

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