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Harry J. Will Funeral Home

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI

OBITUARY

Timothy James Mason

July 6, 1950June 3, 2019
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Timothy James Mason, age 68, of Livonia, Michigan went to be with his Lord on Monday June 3, 2019. His wife Darlene by his side. Timothy was born July 6, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan to Lillian and James Mason.

Timothy was well known within the Warrendale neighborhood in Detroit. A friend of many throughout the years. Timothy was a lifetime “car guy” and motorsport enthusiast even helping with his father’s Nascar race team (#87) in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. He started a career at Conrail looking to provide for his family this transforming into his own ventures with Dearborn Steel Tubing. He met the love of his life Darlene, who lived in the same neighborhood of his childhood home, when she didn’t have a car and needed a ride to work. Timothy delivered and ended up lifelong partners traveling to many places, and races well before getting married in 1985 (married 34 years). Timothy was instrumental in teaching his two sons how to be gentlemen. He led by example demonstrating that loyalty to family and friends is paramount, loyalty to the America a certain, outward kindness will return exponentially, manual labor is beneath no one, and education should be pursued and cherished. This definitely carried over to his two boys who continue to live by these principles. He also was fond of his animals including Kali “The Beagle”, Sylvester “The Old Man”, and Sophie “The Shy Feline”.

Timothy is survived by his spouse, Darlene Mason, his two sons Kevin (Kaitlin) Mason, Steven (Dana) Mason, and brother Daniel (Donna) Mason. Timothy was preceded in death by his father James Mason, mother Lillian Mason, brother James Mason, and sister Nancy Mason.

A visitation for Timothy will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harry J Will Funeral Homes, 37000 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152 with a scripture service at 7:00 PM. A funeral in state viewing will be on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM with a Funeral Mass at 9:30 AM at St Aidan Catholic Church, 17500 Farmington Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48152. An entombment will occur at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at his online guestbook for the Mason family.

Friends wishing to donate in honor of Timothy in lieu of flowers may do so at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org or Michigan Humane Society, Administrative Offices, 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025, www.michiganhumane.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Darlene Mason, Wife
  • Kevin (Kaitlin) Mason, Son
  • Steven (Dana) Mason, Son
  • James and Lillian Mason, Parents
  • Daniel Mason, Brother
  • James Mason, Brother
  • Nancy Mason, Sister

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Scripture Service Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Funeral In State Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 8, 2019

Memories

Timothy James Mason

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Bobby Crittendon

June 8, 2019

Timmy was one of my best friend from past to present I will miss him every day and all our stories. All the fun we had racing times hunting times,won’t ever forget the time he shot the deer the last day of hunting. All good memories till we meet again your buddy Bobby

James Wielosinski

June 6, 2019

Tim was a great neighbor & friend. He always had time to chat whenever I walked by his house & he was in his garage working on his car stuff. His knowledge of Ford engines & cars was immense. My walks will never be the same knowing that he won't be there with his smile & humor! Rest in peace my friend!

Thomas Sheppard

June 6, 2019

Darlene, Mason family and many friends,

I am so sorry for the sudden loss of husband, father and friend Timothy J. Mason. I last saw Tim just this past Friday at our PT clinic in Novi. We all worked with him and helped him as we usually do, exchanging nice stories of family, local sports and assisting him with exercises and providing him the well deserved TLC in any way possible. Upon completing his session, Tim insisted on buying the entire staff a pizza lunch. I did my best to convince him to not worry about it, but he prevailed and ultimately bought us all lunch. I gave Tim a nice manly handshake and reminded him that he is a great and generous man and that I would see him on Monday.... but I guess God had a better plan. I am certain Tim is no longer suffering as he has the past several months. Please know Tim worked extremely hard to maintain his independence and strength and he loved his family. God bless you Tim Mason, RIP my friend. Tom and entire staff at Team Rehab PT.

Margaret Cernak

June 5, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. The Cernaks - CC XC.

Stephen Kallis

June 4, 2019

Tim was a good friend and we shared our love of cars. He was a very good person and suffered more than his share of illness and pain, during his life. May God bless him and welcome him into heaven.

Rest in peace

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