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Witzke Funeral Homes Inc.

5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD

OBITUARY

Carol Mason

August 13, 1943October 23, 2019
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Carol Kinkade Mason August 13, 1943 – October 23, 2019 (Age 76)

Carol Kinkade Mason passed away on October 23 while traveling with her husband, Mark E. Mason, in Rome, Italy. She was 76. Carol is survived by her husband, Mark E. Mason, of Columbia, Maryland; her son, Stephen T. Bright, of Las Vegas, Nevada; her daughter, Sarah (“Sally”) L. Bright, of Atlanta, Georgia; her sister, Marie Kennedy Kinkade and her husband, Paul Peterson, of Alameda, California; her brother, Daniel VonWyck Kinkade and his wife, Patricia Lindsay Kinkade, of Greensboro, North Carolina; and her nephew, Daniel VonWyck Kinkade, Jr. and his wife, Lori Cochran Kinkade, and two great-nephews, Daniel VonWyck Kinkade, III and Elijah Paul Kinkade, of Malvern, Pennsylvania. Carol was born on August 13, 1943 in Manhattan, New York to Harold James and Mary Teresa Kennedy Kinkade. She was the granddaughter of John Henry and Helen Wyck Kinkade of Meriden, Connecticut and Matthew E. and Marie O’Connor Kennedy of Elmira, New York. Carol grew up in Elmira, New York and attended The MacDuffie School for Girls (now, The MacDuffie School) in Massachusetts, graduating in 1961. She then attended the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina (now known as UNC-G) in Greensboro, North Carolina from 1961-1963 and obtained her B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1965. Carol and her family moved to Columbia, Maryland in 1976 where she continued in her career as a social worker. She obtained her M.S.W. from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1994, proudly earning the certification of Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C). She retired in 2018 as a social worker at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital in Jessup, Maryland. Carol loved being a social worker and took great pride in positively affecting the lives of others. She especially cherished her relationships with her three best girlfriends, Ann Baruah, Jeannine Giffin and Janet Taddeo. She enjoyed keeping up with current events, traveling, and spending quality time with her friends and family. Most of all, Carol loved her husband, Mark, and her children, Steve and Sally. She took many trips to Las Vegas and Atlanta to visit her children. Carol will be remembered as fun, giving, loving, and caring. She loved her friends and family with all of her heart. Her husband and children remember her warmth, unwavering encouragement and support, generosity, hugs, and infectious laugh. She was one of a kind and is greatly loved and missed. The family will receive visitors at Witzke Funeral Home, 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD 21045, on November 21 from 6-8 pm. Her funeral service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia, MD 21044, on November 22 at Noon. Burial will follow at Columbia Memorial Park in Columbia. Memorial gifts may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (www.alzfdn.org).

Services

21 November

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Witzke Funeral Homes inc.

5555 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, MD 21045

21 November

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Witzke Funeral Homes Inc.

5555 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, MD 21045

22 November

Funeral Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church/ Wilde lake Interfaith Center

10431 Twin Rivers Road
Columbia, MD 21044

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Nina Diana

November 7, 2019

I am proud to have worked with Carol for many years at CTPHC. Carol was a warm, caring, firm, honest, and unruffle-able social worker. She was always optimistic about the future of the patients, but realistic enough to set excellent boundaries. Carol was wonderfully supportive to all the staff, often giving of time, resources, and even of her vacation leave. She had a core of strength and kindness that was impressive and I only one time saw her lose her temper. She came to me later, after having apologized to those who needed to be apologized to and laughed that she became so frustrated that she lost her temper in the first place. She most certainly taught me about focusing on the important things and not letting frustrations get the best of you, that enjoying your life should be the primary focus and she simply beamed with the pride and love she had for her family. She was a great support to me and to many members of our department. Knowing she will miss out on years of loving life and her family makes me very sad, but I am grateful to have crossed paths with her.

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Thanksgiving 2018

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From Mom and Mark's Wedding

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Mom in her early adult years

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Mom with Wyck at Thanksgiving 2001 in Greensboro, NC

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Thanksgiving 2016 in Portland, OR

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Christmas 2016 in Atlanta

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Christmas late 80s, early 90s

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Mom in the late 80s, early 90s

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Pepper

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Thanksgiving 2018

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From Mom and Mark's Wedding

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Mom in her early adult years

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Mom with Wyck at Thanksgiving 2001 in Greensboro, NC

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Thanksgiving 2016 in Portland, OR

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Christmas 2016 in Atlanta

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Christmas late 80s, early 90s

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Mom in the late 80s, early 90s

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Pepper

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Sally's Prom 1991