Mason C. Shaffir
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Mason Charles Shaffir 22, of Annapolis, died on September 21, 2017 at his home in Hillsmere Shores. He was born on February 4, 1995, the son of Gregory and Kimberlee (Van Newkirk) Shaffir. A native Annapolitan, he attended Hillsmere Elementary, Annapolis Middle and graduated from Annapolis High School in 2013, where he was a member of the cross-country team. He was also a third degree black belt at East Coast Martial Arts where he medaled in AAU National competitions. Mason is survived by his parents Greg and Kim of Annapolis and his sister Kira Shaffir of Windsor Mill. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Charles and Norma Morris, also of Annapolis. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 1 at 2 pm at the Blue Heron Room in Quiet Waters Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating in his memory to The Mason Charles Shaffir Memorial Fund at the Maryland Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or to the Annapolis SPCA.




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Published in The Capital Gazette on Sep. 26, 2017.
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December 6, 2017
To Mason's family and all his loved ones: Hearing about Mason's death in late September was so horribly saddening as well as shocking. He and I used to be boyfriend & girlfriend back when I was in 9th grade and he was in 10th. While we were so young at the time and grew apart afterwards, it has always remained evident to me how witty, insightful, and caring he was as a person. There are so many people who love him and know that he was a special individual. I've often wondered these past few years what he was up to or how life was going. Just now stumbling upon this online platform to reach out, I want to make sure I express my deepest condolences. I can't imagine the strength you each must hold to have been able to get through these difficult past few months.
Emma Whisted
October 2, 2017
My best friend, my heart, you know I would give it all for you... but I look forward to having you on my shoulder. Watch over us. I promise to make sure we do good in this world for you.
Ashley Seborowski
October 2, 2017
Mason truly had a vibrant energy about him and such a contagious smile.

May his light shine on though all the people he touched. Sending so much love.
October 2, 2017
south
October 1, 2017
Continue to shine your light
Maggie
October 1, 2017
Kira and Family,
Mason and I were some of the first to join the annapolis high frisbee squad, together with its founders, and we ran together on cross country as well. I'm devastated to hear about Mason, it cuts right to my core. I know our energies are one now, and that he'll live inside all of us.
Brogan Conner
September 30, 2017
I can't even imagine the pain you all are going through. My boys are so sad as they've known Mason since kindergarten. May God Bless you with his peace and comfort.
Sandee Bruneman
September 30, 2017
Kim, Greg our kids basically grew up together watching/playing soccer. So very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you and all your family.
Julie O'Connor
September 30, 2017
So sad my prayers are with you an your family you was so nice an sweet in school well now you have your wings fly high buddy..
Brittney Butler
September 29, 2017
Kim & family,
About five years ago, a vibrant, beautiful 21 year old young woman, who was our sons' favorite babysitter, took her own life. Losing Victoria was devastating for all of us, but initially her nuclear family chose not to disclose her death as a suicide. Her older sister did "confide" in me right away, wishing her parents would follow suit publicly. They did so after about two years, and now are active supporters of suicide prevention groups.
Your immediate disclosure of the nature of Mason's passing is brave and admirable, though I am certain it also is profoundly painful. Thank you for your dedication to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, signifying your compassion both for your Mason and all others who fall into this lonely state of despair. I offer you my deepest condolences and pray for Mason's peaceful, eternal rest.
Today's young people are made to mature way too quickly because of societal pressures. I am experiencing this with my 13 & 17 year old sons. Please be gentle with yourselves as you bear the unfathomable loss of your beloved son and brother. God bless you all.
Patti Myers
September 29, 2017
Kim, I just recently saw the post about Mason. I feel quite sad. I'm sorry for your loss. It's a tragedy I have not and hope to never face.
Again, sorry for your loss.
Ken England
Kenneth England
September 29, 2017
Prayers for your family and friends
Sandy Macauley
September 29, 2017
Greg and Kim... Our hearts are heavy for you and your family... On Tuesday we lost Lisa's father.. We know how precious life is... We are so so sorry for your loss.. You all are in our thoughts and prayers...
John Hawkins
September 29, 2017
Mason....Forever in my heart...I love you....rest in peace my baby cousin xoxo
Cindi Cooper
September 28, 2017
You may not remember me - my sister Sarah was your neighbor. I used to watch my nieces and nephews often and Mason was a frequent guest. Although it's been many years, I remember him well. I usually asked him if he wanted to stay for dinner. He often said yes, and always offered to help. Not long ago, I saw a comment he made on social media. I looked him up and saw the beautiful jewelry he was making. What a talent! I'm sorry I lost touch with him. I'll be out of town for the celebration of his life, but I'll be thinking of you all.
Lindsay Luke
September 27, 2017
I came across this obituary while sadly looking for a friend's son's obituary who had just passed over from a heroin overdose. This can be a very harsh world for young people. Although I don't know your family or Mason my heart goes out to you. What an incredibly handsome young man his was. Love that smile. Your disclosure of his passing in the obituary was done with dignity and bravery. No doubt these donations will help others in a very painful and difficult state of mind. Prayers, peace and deepest sympathy. Remember the blessings he brought to your life. He will watch over your family with grace and peace.
Pattie
September 27, 2017
I was saddened to hear of the death of one of my former students. I was lucky to have been one of Mason's teachers for 9th grade and 11th grade. Mason Shaffir was always funny, respectful, intelligent, and insightful. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mason will live on forever in our memories.
Julie Zipfel
September 27, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. My heart breaks for your loss.
Michelle Thomas
September 27, 2017
I don't know you however I do know your pain. I am so very sorry for your loss and pray God give you peace during this difficult time.
September 26, 2017
Goodbyes hurt the most when the story wasn't finished..
One Day At A Time...
Thankyou for breaking the silence and sharing your son's story..
My soul honors all of yours In light, love and peace
L Hogue
September 26, 2017
MA Ray
September 26, 2017
Heartbreaking beyond imagination. May Mason's family be consoled, somehow, and left with good memories, alongside the Foudation established in their son's name.
Liora Shur
September 25, 2017
Kim, Greg, Kira and family-Margie and I are heartbroken for your loss. Bless you in the days to come. Call if you need anything.
Dave and Margie Swann
September 25, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. My sons knew Mason from skateboarding and cross country. We are so sorry for your loss.
Dunbar family
September 25, 2017
I did not know Mason or his family. I can not imagine losing a child. Stay strong!
Siamak Mojdeh
September 25, 2017
My heart aches for you & yours, and for all of us as parents, friends and loved ones. I admire and commend you as a family for your openness in this obituary, all to often we are afraid to talk about our fears. I am afraid for mine, for yours, for all of us and ours. I am so sorry.
john McGuire
September 25, 2017
Hearts are aching at your loss. My hope is that Mason is in a better place than he once was.
Anthony Mullen
Neighbor
September 24, 2017
Mason was such a talented smart guy, I remember meeting him for the first time and immediately planning to get a ring wrapped by him because all of his work was always so beautiful. I'm blessed to have known such a great person. Look down on your family, friends and Kirstin. We all miss you down here. Rest easy mas. Keep on shining down on us.
Damaris J
Friend
September 24, 2017
I did not know Mason Shaffir or his family. But it is very disturbing when a young person dies with so much life unlived. Of course, I heard about this on Face the Nation of September 24, 2017. I hope his family and Face the Nation share more of Mason Shaffir's story and thus possibly help others get through some personally tough times.
Charles Stewart
September 24, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mason was always very friendly and kind. His presence in this world is not gone, but he will be missed.
Sarah
Friend
September 24, 2017
Mason was a kind, caring, and fun soul. He always was there to listen if anyone was going through hard times. He will be so greatly missed.
Brooke Benton
Friend
September 24, 2017
Saw on the news. I hv twins age 20, & a 24 yr old. My heart goes out to the family of this young man. His jewelry was amazing. So sorry for your loss. Light and Love to Mason, rest his dear soul.
Gloria Kee
September 24, 2017
My heartfelt condolences go out to the parents, siblings and friends in this most tragic loss.
September 24, 2017
Joseph Loiacano
Friend
September 24, 2017
So sorry for your loss,he was a very nice young man that i worked with.Did not know him well but well enough to see what a good person he was.Very shocked and saddened. Prayers to his family.
leah cristiano
Coworker
September 24, 2017
My thoughts are with you. You will be strong enough to do this, as difficult as it is. I will have thoughts for this strength for you. So sorry. I know.
Maryann Aiani
Friend
September 24, 2017
We don't know you or your son. He was beautiful and life won't ever be the same without him. Just know that we too have lost a son and our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. We are part of a club no one wants to be a member of. Stay strong and live life full no matter your sorrow.
Kimberly Heins
Acquaintance
September 24, 2017
My heart grieves with you. So many young people are afflicted leaving their families broken. My son 24 is in a category of males that purports a very high risk of suicide. I have and continue to watch his unbalanced tightrope through young adulthood and the fear is real and constantly ever present. This is an epidemic. We need tolerance, love, and support all of which I pray is yours in this unimaginable maze you must face. Mom hugs to each of you. Jesus love please lift up and shine down hope.
Laurie Lomba
Friend
September 24, 2017
My deepest sympathies on this extraordinary loss. I don't know you and I didn't know Mason. Heard of his death on "Face The Nation." More than likely you all are in a fog and disbelief of Mason's death. You will probably not ever remember this message. I don't really know what you are going through; I just know what I went through when I have lost loved ones. I just want you to know I'm praying for you all to find comfort and peace. This kind of loss is not easy. Please find groups or individual help. It's okay; you need to ask for help. Love to you all; people I've never met yet.
Fran Puckett
September 24, 2017
My deepest sympathy.
Kathryn Dunphy
Acquaintance
September 24, 2017
My heart breaks for Mason's family...I Pray for your Healing!!!
Elizabeth Castelli
September 24, 2017
I am so so sorry for your loss.
Linda Ziccatdi
Acquaintance
September 24, 2017
Rest in peace.You are in Heaven now.
John Murt
Friend
September 24, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow..... #gonewaytoosoon#
Yolanda Udell
September 24, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Middy Speir
September 24, 2017
My deepest condolences to your family. May you soon find Gods peace.
Mary Obrien
Friend
September 24, 2017
Dearest Shaffer Family & Friends,
There are no words, only sweet memories. Grief is love sideways. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand.
Sincerely,
Beth
Beth Ward
Acquaintance
September 24, 2017
My heart goes out to you. I lost my sister and father to suicide. My family grieves with you and works tirelessly in prevention work.
Iris Pfeffer, LCSW
Friend
September 24, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 24, 2017
Mason will forever reside brightly inside my heart. ❣
Sarah Taylor
Neighbor
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