Theodore B. Mason, 85, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. He was born Jan. 6, 1929 in Ballville, to James and Laura (Huber) Mason. Ted lived in Clyde and graduated from Clyde High School in 1946 where he excelled in football, basketball and track. He spent one year at Bowling Green State University right after high school. He married Dolores Nestra in 1950 and they were together for 60 years until her passing in 2010. He went to Korea in 1952 with the 37th Infantry Division and then returned in 1953 to begin a tool & die apprenticeship at Clyde Tool & Die under the G.I. Bill. He worked with Clyde Lumber Company framing houses for them along with co-running Park Tool & Die in Fremont until around 1960. He served as staff assistant for the 612th Engineering Battalion at Secor Amory in Toledo in 1961 until named Superintendent of Camp Perry National Guard training camp in 1972. He remained there for 17 years until his retirement in 1989 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His interests through life were hunting, fishing, golf, boating, travelling and the love of wildlife. Ted was a former member of the Elks in Port Clinton and of the Port Clinton Yacht Club where he served as Commodore in 1983. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother James Mason and a grandson Eric Bunn. Ted is survived by one son, Ted (Leann) Mason; one daughter, Cindy (Doug) Bunn; five grandchildren, Kelly (Andrew) Wiiliamson, Karrie Bunn, Heather (Kevin) Kaltenbach, Greg Karshuk and Ted (Tori) Mason. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 15, from 10:30 a.m. until noon with funeral services starting then, at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St. in Clyde. Interment will follow the service at McPherson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice.
Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home
218 South Main Street
Clyde, OH 43410
Published in The Clyde Enterprise from Mar. 12 to Mar. 19, 2014