Obituary for Gerard George Mason
Gerard G. Mason, 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at The Glens Falls Center with his family by his side.
Born May 14, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Harry and Mabel (Ewald) Mason.
Gerard proudly served his country in the United States Army where he was stationed in Korea from 1962-1964.
He married Jean Peterson in Levittown, NY.
In his youth, Gerard was a talented boxer in Brooklyn, but he was most proud of his service as a New York City firefighter with Engine Company 234 in Brooklyn, NY for 20 years. He was a member of the Emerald Society where he argued with his friends over who was the bravest and who was the finest.
After leaving the fire department and moving to the Glens Falls area, Gerard was very involved with the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. He was well known for walking everywhere and befriending everyone, especially his pals at the 99 Restaurant. He will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, Gerard was predeceased by his wife Jean Mason in 2007, his sons; John and Kenneth Iler, and his daughter-in-law Jackie Iler.
Left to cherish his memory are his children; Gerard Mason and his partner Tracy Basher, Wesley Iler, and Margaret Hawk and her husband Randy, his grandchildren; Heather, Kevin, John, Debbie, Gina, and Holly; his great-grandchildren; Addison, Lexi, Robbie, Tyler, and Bella; as well as his daughter-in-law, Donna Iler.
Friends may call from 4-7pm on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home at 11am on Thursday, December 21, 2017 with Rev. Paul R. Wagner of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd officiating.
Interment will follow at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville with military honors.
Memorial donations in Gerard’s name can be made to The FASNY Firemen’s Home,125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534.
To leave online condolences please visit www.kilmerfuneralhome.com.