Richard L. ‘Dick’ Mason

Richard L. “Dick” Mason, 65, of Williamsport, passed away with family by his side on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born Jan. 1, 1951, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late William Mason and Margaret (Nevius) Lechler. Richard was the loving companion of Monica Haefner for the past 16 years.

A graduate of Williamsport Area High School, Dick also attended classes at Williamsport Area Community College and St. Francis University. Dick worked in the unemployment offices for the State Dept. of Labor and Industry for 25 years. He later retired from Brodart as a project manager after 14 years of service. A total sports fanatic, Dick never lost his school pride as he constantly rooted for the Millionaire sports teams. He was also an avid Steelers, Flyers and Dodger fan.

Surviving in addition to Monica is a daughter, Laurie (David) Myers, of Kennett Square; a son, Todd (Lisa) Mason, of Lynchburg, Va.; five grandchildren, David, Tyler, Caroline, Brianna and Jamie; a brother, Douglas M. (Karen) Lechler, of South Williamsport and sister in law, Candi Reese, of Williamsport.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Lechler.

A funeral service to honor the life of Richard will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. A viewing will be held 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Sanders. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dick’s name to Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.