Robert Steven Mason

February 26, 1953October 23, 2019

ROBERT STEVEN MASON, passed away Wednesday October 23, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. He was born February 26, 1953 in Indianapolis Indiana to Emma F. Mason and Paul R. Mason Sr. He attended Indiana Elementary Public School #44 and during his teenage years he delivered newspapers for money. Robert enjoyed fishing and playing basketball. At an early age he expressed a love for music and learned to play the trumpet at George Washington High School. He became a member of the Washington Continentals marching band and graduated in 1971. After Robert graduated from high school, he served in the U.S. Army for 6 years. He worked for Dyncorp for many years and was currently employed with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Robert offered a listening ear and was readily available to help others. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Robert was preceded in death by his brother; Paul Mason Jr., sister; Cheryl Mason, father; Paul Mason Sr. and most recently his mother; Emma Mason. He leaves to cherish his memory, sisters; Karen Jones (Grove City, Ohio), Donna Mason (Indianapolis, Indiana), Gladys Mason (Indianapolis, Indiana) brother; Larry Mason (Indianapolis, Indiana) and a host of other relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday October 30, 2019 starting at 10:00 a.m. with the Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. both at Funeraria Del Angel Evergreen East, 12400 East Montana, El Paso, Texas 79938. Graveside Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery East. The Mason family thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers. We also would like to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to The Dream Merchant Band members for their hospitality, acts of kindness and unwavering support during this difficult time. May the Lord bless you in all your endeavors.


  • Larry Mason, Brother
  • Karen Jones, Sister
  • Donna Mason, Sister
  • Gladys Mason, Sister


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Robert Steven Mason

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Miguel Torres

October 30, 2019

A silhouette of Robert, with the Big Easy playing at the old La Norteña Bar in Downtown El Paso (with drummer Joel Galloup, guitarist Mike Torres, and singers Paula Hall and Terry Peterson).

Miguel Torres

October 30, 2019

The great Robert Mason with the Big Easy band, in about 2010. A great musician, and a wonderful person and friend. Until we see you again.

Mike Torres

Alex Estrada

October 28, 2019

I jokingly called him Bobby Bass Boy, because he was a fantastic bass player. Even more than that, he was a really, really good friend and I'm proud that I could call him a friend.

Robert was a very kind man. He was also generous and discerningly bright. His life here on earth ended too quickly. I was extremely saddened to learn of his passing. Whenever our dear ones go, it is always far too soon. I will miss talking to him at work or seeing him at the gigs.

Thanks for all the help you were to me and for your friendship, Robert.