WILMINGTON — Alvin D. Mason, 72, of Whiteface Mountain Road, died Saturday evening, Nov. 15, 2003, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on March 25, 1931, in Wilmington, the son of Vincent Sr. and Eliza (Lawrence) Mason. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, a bobsled driver at Mt. Van Hoevenberg bobsled run, and a laborer for N.Y.S. Conservation Dept.; he was also an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed camping.
Mason is survived by his wife, Mary (Hathaway) Mason, whom he married on July 13, 1963 in Jay; a daughter and son-in-law, Nadine and Bryan Camire; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Alvin and Rebecca Mason II, Mouser (Kelvin) and Hope Mason, all of Wilmington, and Duane Mason of Upper Jay; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Maya, Brittany, Keria, Duries, Tiana and Samantha; five stepchildren, Randy Smith, Danny and Kathy Smith, Mark Hathaway, all of Wilmington, Sidney (Spin) Smith of Keeseville, and Diane Hathaway of Lake Placid; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, Francis Mason Sr. of Wilmington; six sisters, Shirley Straight of Upper Jay, Betty Smith, Violet Unwin and Marion Jones, all of Wilmington, Goldie Fountain of AuSable Forks and Nancy Mason of California; a brother-in-law, Leonard Hathaway of Milton, Vt.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home in AuSable Forks. Cremation will follow calling hours. Burial will be at a later date in the Haselton Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorials may be made to a charity of one