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.
Published in The Capital Gazette on Sep. 26, 2017.