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Lawrence E. Mason

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October 9, 1936 - August 28, 2015 Son of Samuel and Sarah Mason, and brother to Wallace Mason (died November 1, 2013). Born in Chicago, raised in South Los Angeles, Lawrence graduated from Manuel Arts High School, and the San Fernando Valley College of Law. Six years of service in the international guard included one year active Air Force duty (1961). After admission to the California State Bar, Lawrence joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in 1975 and served one year as an Inglewood judge. Married to Sandra Mason 49 years (died February 1, 2015), Lawrence is survived by his daughters, Angela Mason (Hans), Elizabeth Monaco (Jo-Jo), and son Stephen Mason (Yapha). He had three beautiful grandchildren, Eve Mason, Evan and Sophia Monaco. A proud father and grandfather, Lawrence loved to grow vegetables, play golf and read the New York Times. After a courageous battle with cancer, Lawrence died with his family by his side. Services will be held at Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks Hollywood Hills, (800) 600-0076, on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 1 to Sept. 2, 2015
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