~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, WA/DL Capt. Wallace ‘Wally’ Mason
September 30, 1932 ~ November 1, 2013
Word has been received with the passing of WA/DL Captain Wallace J. Mason, age 81. Captain Mason joined Western Airlines 06-18-1962 and retired with Delta Air Lines at the mandatory age 60 in 1992. Captain Mason was based LAX for most of his career.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills, their website is http://www.mountsinaiparks.org/
Memorial services will be held tomorrow November 5th at 10:00 a.m. To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?n=Wallace-Mason&pid=167870128
Survived by his wife ‘Carmen’ personal condolences may be sent to the family at 13816 Bora Bora Way Apt 239, Marina Del Rey CA 90292-6868 ... 310-823-3671. Or you may contact Captain Mason’s brother Larry at 310-821-0355.
Born in raised in Los Angeles, Wally was the first-born of Sam and Sally Mason. Graduated from Dorsey High School where he was on the track and gym teams. He enlisted in the USAF, was a tail-gunner on B-29's and went on to become an F-86 and F-100 fighter pilot before retiring as a Major and flying for the Cal Air Natl Guard. He worked for Western and Delta Airlines as a Captain until his retirement. Wally is survived by his wife, Carmen, his daughter Katie (Eric Stern), and son Lauren, his brother Larry (Sandy) and four grandchildren, Oliver and Lucca Stern, and Julia and Violet Feldman. Wally was an avid golfer, having learned to play while caddying at Hillcrest Country Club. He continued playing golf until a few months ago. Services at Mount Sinai in Hollywood Hills, Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 10:00 am.
.Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 5, 2013
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Just to give you an update…. not sure if you got this info…. i talked to larry mason, wally’s little brother…. and also talked a bit with Carmen….
He told me that Wally’s daughter pretty much is taking care of all the arrangements, and also the obit should be in the los angeles times newspaper tomorrow am….
Wally's going to be put to rest at the VA cemetary in Riverside Cal. probably Wed. or Thurs. A service is going to be held at the Mt. Sinai Mortuary in the Hollywood hills on Tues. at 10 a.m. with a reception following at my place in Marina Del Rey.
i know you will get this info out to all the pilots…. and i know it is very short notice… but hopeful some of the los angeles area retired pilots might be able to attend….
Tommy Stark told me you might be interested to know that my brother Wally passed away this past Fri. morning. Services will be on Tues. at 10 am. at Mt. Sinai Mortuary in Hollywood hills and he will be buried at the VA cemetery in Riverside on Wed. or Thurs.
Larry Mason (Little Brother) 310-821-0355.
Thanks to Don Chapman for this Sad News. Wally was one of the "Good guys".
Subject: Wally Mason
Subject: Wally Mason
Our very colorful friend Wally Mason passed away early today. Wally had been in home hospice care for a few weeks with lung cancer.His wife Carmen will let us know soon about any plans for a memorial service. Carmen asks that you pass this sad news on to all of Wally's