Wil­liam Isaac Ma­son Sr.

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RUTHS­BURG — Wil­liam Isaac Ma­son Sr. of Ruths­burg, MD, went to live with the Lord on March 6, 2017. He was 94. He was at Com­pass Re­gional Hos­pice in Centreville, MD.

Born on Au­gust 20, 1922, in Ruths­burg, he was the son of the late John Norman Ma­son and Florence Har­ri­son Bishop. He grew up on the fam­ily farm in Ruths­burg and at­tended school in Centreville, MD, later grad­u­at­ing from Mc­Donough School in Bal­ti­more, MD, in 1942. He re­turned home to the farm where he would live his en­tire life.

He mar­ried Bar­bara Heb­den on De­cem­ber 6, 1947, who pre­ceded him in death on Au­gust 28, 2007.

From boy­hood (over 80 years) Bill farmed in Ruths­burg, Queen Anne’s County, and was ac­tive into his 90s as­sist­ing son, Bill Jr., with the Ma­son Farm op­er­a­tions. He was es­pe­cially proud of this, the con­tri­bu­tions he made to agri­cul­ture, and his prized John Deere equip­ment. For many years he was an ac­tive mem­ber with the Queen Anne’s County Farm Bureau, The Farm Ser­vice Agency, and Ru­ri­tan Club; he served on the Queen Anne’s County Plumb­ing Board, was a life mem­ber the Mu­seum of Eastern Shore Life, and ac­tive with the Ruths­burg Com­mu­nity Club, which he es­pe­cially en­joyed.

He is sur­vived by his four chil­dren: Carolyn M. MacGlashan (Scott) of Church Hill, MD; Joyce M. Jeswilkowski (Charles) of Pitts­burgh, PA; Wil­liam I. Ma­son Jr. (Su­sanne) of Ruths­burg; John “Jack” R. Ma­son (Cyn­thia) of Eas­ton, MD; eight grand­chil­dren: Steven MacGlashan (Cather­ine), David MacGlashan (Jen­nifer), Mar­cus MacGlashan (Angela), Amy Hast­ings (Richard), Chad Jeswilkowski (Sally), Kather­ine Kraszewski (Stephen), Bran­don Ma­son and Joshua Ma­son (Jes­sica) and 12 great-grand­chil­dren: Alyssa, Ella, Vic­to­ria, Archer, Cooper and Max MacGlashan, Eliana and Ade­line Hast­ings, Au­drey and McKenna Jeswilkowski, Wil­liam and Rosa Kraszewski.

He is sur­vived by his sis­ter, Bette For­ney Fis­sel of Get­tys­burg, PA, and a brother-in-law, John Heb­den (Bar­bara) of Eas­ton. He was pre­de­ceased by a sis­ter, Mar­i­lyn “Gene” Miller.

In ad­di­tion to the farm, Bill and Bar­bara en­joyed many years of trav­el­ing, golf­ing, and play­ing bridge. He was a life­long Ori­oles fan, and played base­ball as a young man for the lo­cal Centreville team. He also en­joyed so­cial­iz­ing with his many friends and neigh­bors, and was of­ten called the “Mayor of Ruths­burg.” He was beloved by his fam­ily, and took par­tic­u­lar de­light in hav­ing his great­grand­chil­dren visit.

A visi­ta­tion will be held Mon­day, March 13, at the Fel­lows, Helfen­bein & New­nam Fu­neral Home in Centreville, MD, where fam­ily and friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. on Tues­day, March 14, at the Centreville United Methodist Church, 608 Church Hill Road, Centreville, MD.

The fam­ily re­quests that memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions be made to: The Ruths­burg Com­mu­nity Club, P.O. Box 182, Centreville, MD 21617, or the Com­pass Re­gional Hos­pice, 255 Comet Dr., Centreville, MD 21617.

For on­line con­do­lences, see: www.fh­n­fu­ner­al­home. com.

WIL­LIAM ISAAC MA­SON SR.

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