Calvin Burke Mason Jr.
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Calvin Burke Mason, Jr.

Plymouth - Mason, Calvin B, Jr. (Cal or Skip), 92, of Plymouth, Michigan May 26, 2019.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Mason, his children Susan (Bruce) McKenzie of Novi, Mary Mason of Hartland, Joseph (Barbara) Mason of Grand Rapids, Carrie (Johan) Skogfeldt of Howell, cousin Jill (Gary) Winters and their son Matthew, step-children David, Douglas (Julie), Dwight (Dawn), Daniel (Amy) Johanningsmeier and Pamela (Richard) Smith and many grand and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Calvin B. Sr., and Ellenora Mason; his brother Robert Joseph Mason, and his wife Ann (mother of Susan, Mary, Joe and Carrie).

Cal was a decorated WWII veteran serving as a mobile artillery gunner in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and later in Japan after the war as a Military Policeman. Cal returned to the U.S. and attended Wayne State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree and spent his entire working career at General Motors (GM), eventually retiring from GM's Detroit Diesel Allison division as a specifications writer. Cal loved listening to and playing music on his accordion and piano, and was an avid sailor, camper and reader. He loved people, adored his family and his beloved friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, June 29th at the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, 701 Church Street, Plymouth, MI 48170. Family visitation is from 10 to 11 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the VFW.

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Published in Observer & Eccentric Newspapers from Jun. 6 to Jun. 9, 2019.
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June 7, 2019
We at Plymouth VFW Post 6695 are saddened to hear of Cal's passing. He was always cheerful to the incoming Veterans. RIP Cal...hand salute !
Don Dignan
June 6, 2019
Calvin was one of my favorite residents at Brookdale and always had a smile on his face. He truly brightened my day when I saw him and he was a wonderful piano player too!
Denise Merryfield
June 4, 2019
What a wonderful long life your loved one had, Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years. Special mightiness indeed. May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
Maria A
June 3, 2019
My condolences to the family. I am very sorry for your loss. May you receive strength and peace from God.
Romans 15:13
June 3, 2019
Sympathy for your loss. Losing some one you love in death is never easy, but please remember you are not alone. God promises He is with those who are broken hearted.
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