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James L. Mason
May 28, 1934 - April 2, 2019
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216 Washington Street
Port Clinton, OH 43452
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Sunday 4/7, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home
216 Washington Street
Port Clinton, OH 43452
(419) 732-3121 | Map
Monday 4/8, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home
216 Washington Street
Port Clinton, OH 43452
(419) 732-3121 | Map
Monday 4/8, 11:00 am

James Louis Mason, age 84, died on April 2, 2019 at Sunset House after a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s. He was born on May 28, 1934 to parents Louis and Josephine Mason. He earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s music degrees from Wayne State University, where he studied with Charles Sirard, the principal …
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[email protected] left a message on April 7, 2019:
Deborah Hinderer Sova, former English hornist and oboist. Jim was a delightful colleague in the TSO. A gentleman, a wit, intelligent, and a talented musician. I enjoyed playing in the double reed section with him from 1974 until he retired. I once had the privilege of sailing with another colleague and him aboard his boat, Firebird. My husband and I have a sailboat now, so I can appreciate what a good sailor he was. Rest easy, friend, and fair winds.
Andreea and Tom Lee left a message on April 7, 2019:
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Maria Du left a message on April 6, 2019:
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Tribute Store left a message on April 6, 2019:
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Mike, Andrea, Mason and Martyna left a message on April 6, 2019:
A candle was lit by Mike, Andrea, Mason and Martyna on 2019/04/06
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Randy Riche left a message on April 5, 2019:
Mr. Mason was our first faculty director of our "TU" Lab Band (UT Jazz Big Band) in 1970. I remember how really delved into it and soon passed many of us jazz guys in the "Jazz Canon" & going on to teach jazz history - among his many other talents He was always very supportive and encouraging to us young guys, letting us write our own charts and even direct at times. I was hoping to see him one more time this Fall when back in town...... - Randy Richie
Tribute Store left a message on April 4, 2019:
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Michael Dicker left a message on April 4, 2019:
I had the great fortune to work with Jim Mason for three years, from 1984 through 1986, as his 2nd bassoon colleague in the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. The time spent with Jim was a blessing for me. He was always kind, generous, and helpful. He was a gentleman. Of course he was also a very fine musician with whom it was a pleasure to work. I think of him often and will continue to do so.
Gloria Tamura left a message on April 4, 2019:
A candle was lit by Gloria Tamura on 2019/04/04
Tribute Store left a message on April 4, 2019:
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Mike, Carole and Lou Smith left a message on April 4, 2019:
A candle was lit by Mike, Carole and Lou Smith on 2019/04/04
Darlene Stammer left a message on April 4, 2019:
Frances, I did not have the privilege of knowing your husband. But I know it is a great lost to you, family and friends. I pray that God gives you peace and comfort now and in the future. Darlene Stammer
Jimmy and Jeannine Lumpkin left a message on April 4, 2019:
Dear Frances, We loved Jim Mason. Not only was he a great musician but also a very fine man, and a ray of sunshine, perpetually smiling. We will always remember our excursion with him on his sailboat, Firebird, on Lake Erie. It is with great sadness that we recognize his departure from this life. We will miss him beyond measure. Our prayers are with his wife, my sister, Frances, who shared his life and knew him for the great a wonderful man he was.
Elizabeth, Don, Angela, Bill left a message on April 4, 2019:
A candle was lit by Elizabeth, Don, Angela, Bill on 2019/04/04
Jeff Waggoner left a message on April 3, 2019:
I was a member of Jim's UT Jazz Bands from 1973-77. I came from a high school with no jazz program but jazz was my passion, and he was extremely encouraging. In fact, the first arrangements I wrote that were performed by a large ensemble were pieces I wrote for his jazz bands. He was upbeat and positive with all the musicians in the band. I even drove back in the summers to play in his summer jazz groups because it was always such a fun and musical environment. He is one of three people I credit in the forward of my marching band arranging book with giving me my start, and I will always be in his debt. My prayers of comfort for Frances and all of Jim's family. He was a wonderful teacher and a wonderful person!
Dave Irion left a message on April 3, 2019:
A candle was lit by Dave Irion on 2019/04/03
Hallie left a message on April 3, 2019:
James was always Uncle Jim to me. I went to his wedding to Francis and scared almost everyone there by getting too close to the pool. He was a great musician, a bird watcher and always had something funny to say. I’m so sad I cannot be present for his funeral. I will miss him dearly.
John Smith left a message on April 3, 2019:
Uncle Jim gave this book to me for one of my birthdays. It was the first John Bellairs book I had ever read and it instilled in me a lifelong love of this author and illustrator, and also reading about the strange and eerie. My fondest memory of being with him in person was using an old black-and-white astronomy program on his computer to look around the sky for planets and constellations. I will always be grateful to him for these things.
Karen, Michele and Rick left a message on April 3, 2019:
A candle was lit by Karen, Michele and Rick on 2019/04/03
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
David N. Jex left a message on April 3, 2019:
Thanks for your guidance and friendship, Jim. Have a good 'sail' to heaven and say 'hi' to Dick and Bernie, my friend.
Walker Funeral Homes left a message:
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