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Ivan Joseph Mason

February 25, 1929 April 13, 2019
Ivan Joseph Mason
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Obituary for Ivan Joseph Mason

Ivan Joseph Mason, 90, of Bridgewater, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Bridgewater Home.

He was born in Belmont, VA on February 25, 1929, and was a son of the late Russell Earl and Mary (Zigler) Mason.

He was united in marriage on September 2, 1950 to Peggy Glick Mason.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Ronald Mason and wife Tamara of Silver Spring, MD, Sharon Mason and husband Donald Hayes, of Vienna, VA, and Bruce Mason and wife Deborah, of Norman, OK; his sister, Miriam Mason Holl, of Bridgewater; and by six grandchildren, Mitchell Mason, Samantha Mason, Robert Hayes, Dana Hayes, Joseph Mason, and Anne Henry (husband Leonard).

He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Floyd Mason, Marie Flory, Ina Shank, and Olin Mason.

He graduated from Bridgewater College in 1951 with a BA in Mathematics and a minor in Physics.

Ivan was retired from NASA after 26 years of dedicated service. As an engineer at NASA, he supported the Apollo program, the International Ultraviolet Explorer satellite, and the Hubble Space Telescope.

He was an active member of Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. He served as treasurer of North River Library and the Bridgewater Retirement Community Auxiliary for many years. As a teenager, he sailed as a cowboy on a livestock ship to Germany after World War II. He volunteered with Brethren Disaster Relief in Pennsylvania helping to rebuild after flooding.

He loved music, and he loved to travel. He and Peggy visited all 50 states and a number of countries in Europe.

A memorial service will be held on April 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren with Pastor Jeffery Carr officiating.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgewater Retirement Community Resident Care Endowment Fund, 302 North Second Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812 or the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, PO Box 937, Verona, VA 24482.

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memorial service




11:00 AM 4/22/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4/22/2019 12:00:00 PM
Bridgewater Church of the Brethren

420 College View Drive
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Pastor Jeffery Carr officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

Bridgewater Church of the Brethren
420 College View Drive Bridgewater 22812 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Bridgewater Retirement Community, Resident Care Endowment Fund

302 North Second Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

PO Box 937
Verona, VA 24482

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