Thomas Mason

Thomas Mason, Jr.

Titusville, FL

Thomas James Mason Jr., 65, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 27, 2014 with his devoted wife Cheryl and Buddy, his Goldendoodle, by his side after an extended battle against cancer.

Tom was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 30, 1948 to Thomas James Mason Sr. and Therese (Tess) Marie Mason, where they continue to reside. Tom grew up in Melrose Park, Illinois and graduated from Proviso East High School in 1966, moving to Florida in the early 1980s.

Nicknamed "Tommy The Sawblade", woodworking was Tom's passion. He spent many hours in his workshop developing beautiful, handcrafted wood projects. Tom especially enjoyed watching football with his friends and entertaining at home.

Tom was preceded in death by his brother, Fred Peter Mason.

Tom is survived by his son Thomas Michael Mason, his wife Sharon and their children, Thomas John, Morgan Marie and Amanda Lynn who reside in Wauconda, Illinois. Other family members include cousins Maurine Baldwin, Sue Miller, Joey Avezzano and his sisters Delores Pones and Carolyn Losacco; and stepdaughters Nicole Ann Wall and Christina Lynn Fassl.

Donations can be made to Hospice of St. Frances in appreciation for their hard work, compassion, and special care provided to Tom.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 3, from 3-5 p.m., at Tom and Cheryl's Titusville home for family and friends.

Please sign Tom's guestbook at

Funeral Home

North Brevard Funeral Home
1450 Norwood Avenue Titusville, FL 32796
(321) 269-9222

Published in FLORIDA TODAY from May 1 to May 3, 2014