Dec 212011

Anthony August Mason, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at his home in Overgaard. A memorial service will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, located at 5510 W. Cholla St. in Glendale, with an additional memorial service immediately following at 5727 W. Windrose Drive in Glendale.

He was born on July 17, 1956, in Phoenix to the late Dan and Dolly (Schroder) Mason.

Anthony was a veteran of the United States Navy. Following his time in the military, he played professional baseball from 1974-78.

An avid golfer, Anthony was well known in the Heber/Overgaard area. He worked as a licensed general contractor in the Heber/Overgaard communities for over 15 years. A loving husband, and wonderful father and grandfather, he will be missed by all.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Mason of Chandler; his son, Mark Mason of Phoenix; his daughter, Stacy Mason of Phoenix; five grandchildren; and one sister.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.