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Rev. Calvin H. Mason Sr. 1949-2020

WARREN — Rev. Calvin H. Mason Sr., 71, of 1913 Southwest Blvd. SW, Warren, departed this life Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at 2:30 a.m. at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, following complications of an extended illness.

He was born June 14, 1949, in Braceville, the son of Charles W. and Thomasine Wise Mason.

Rev. Mason was employed with the Delphi Packard Electric Company for 31 years as a machine cutter, before retiring in October 2003. He was previously employed with Rockwell International for several years. He was a 1967 graduate of Newton Falls High School, attended Youngstown State University on a football scholarship and received his Doctor of Theology degree June 6, 2020, from North Carolina College of Theology.

He was a member of First Christian Church of Newton Falls, where he served as the senior pastor for 15 years. He supported several organizations including the Red Cross, Salvation Army, the Warren Family Mission, IUE-CWA Local 717 and enjoyed singing, fishing, hunting, walking, bowling and was an avid Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, Indians and Ohio State fan.

He married Laura R. Allen Mason on May 26, 1973.

Besides his wife of Warren, he leaves to mourn four sons, Robert L. Allen, Calvin M. Mason Jr., Anthony V. Mason and Denzel Aaron Stevens, all of Warren; one daughter, Ms. LaTasha K. Mason of Warren; two brothers, Thomas Richard Mason of Warren and Theodore (Argel) Mason of Columbus; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Vincent D. Allen; and one sister, Cynthia Jean Mason.

Funeral services will be held noon Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at the First Christian Church of Newton Falls, 17 N. Center St., with a public viewing from 10 a.m. to noon. Calling hours will be held Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Newton Falls. Masks are required, and social distancing will be upheld. Burial will take place at Pineview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Cards and condolences can be sent to 1913 Southwest Blvd. SW, Warren 44485.

Arrangements of comfort were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.

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