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Ernest L. Mason, 62, of 200 Pleasant St., formerly of Lewis Run, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at The Pavilion at BRMC after a lengthy illness.
Born Oct. 22, 1951, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of the late Kenneth Mason and Reta (Hewitt) Mason, who survives of Bradford.
On Dec. 31, 1982,Â in Lewis Run, he married Cathy (Null) Mason, who died Nov. 30, 1996.
Mr. Mason was a 1969 graduate of Otto Eldred High School and graduated in 1973 from Steven F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas where he earned a degree in forestry. He had been employed at Portville Handle and later at Kane Hardwood and Collins Pine Company from where he retired in 1992.
He enjoyed playing music and played for the band, Country Pride. He was a former member of the Lewis Run Fire Department and spent many nights volunteering at bingo.
Surviving are three daughters, Courtney Black, Melanie Good, and Wendy Mason, all of Bradford; one son, Jefferson Markey of Tennessee; one brother, John (Allison) Mason of Cuba; and numerous grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life for Ernest L. Mason will be held at a later date and time to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
At the family's request there will be no visitation.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Research, Grand Central Station, Box 4777, New York, N.Y. 10163 or michaeljfox.org.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.