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Robert Mason Jr.

Sgt. Major Robert Matthew Mason, Jr.

With two of his sons holding his hands and telling him that it was ok to go, Sergeant Major Robert M. Mason, Jr. passed from this world in the early hours of May 13, 2013 after a short bout with pancreatic cancer. He joins his beloved wife Dorothy Lee, who preceded him by eight years.


Robert was born outside of Cincinnati, Ohio on June 21, 1925. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1943, becoming one of the Montford Pointers, the first group of African Americans to integrate the Marines. He distinguished himself through his military service, serving with pride in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, receiving the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the line of duty. Celebration of Life Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM at The Bryant Mortuary 635 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94102. Interment Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Dixon, CA.


Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 15, 2013
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