Richard Rudolph Mass, 77, Floral City, Fla., passed away Oct. 29, 2013, in the Hernando-Pasco Hospice House in Lecanto. Richard was born in Chicago, Ill., to the late Ervin and Freida Mass, March 30, 1936, and came to this area in 1988 from Lockport, Ill. He and his wife owned and operated the Shamrock Restaurant in Floral City for 12 years. He served in the U.S. Navy
Reserve, was a member of the Floral City Fire Dept Auxiliary, VFW
Post 7122 Men's Auxiliary, American Legion Post 225 of Floral City, Withlapopka Civic Association, and Citrus Co. Sheriff's Dept. Community Patrol (CP5). Additionally, Richard served as the official photographer for most of the local military events and celebrations.
Richard is survived by his wife of 22 years, "Sandy" of Floral City; his "adopted son", Steve Cassell; and a host of friends.
A tribute to Richard's life will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Floral City VFW Post Honor Guard officiating. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday from 12:30 until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Richard's memory are requested to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 3545 No. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Following services, friends are invited to the VFW Post for additional fellowship and food.