MASON Milford Thomas
of Clarkston, passed away April 26, 2017 at 87 years of age. Loving husband of Joan for 67 years; dear father of Michael (Christine) Mason, Gordon (Nancy) Mason, Gary (Debby) Mason, and Marcia (Bruce) Mercado; grandfather of 10; great grandfather of 17. Milford received his degrees from Alma College, where he played basketball and received his masters degree from Michigan State University in education. He was a National Guardsman, teacher, administrator, coach, and retired as superintendant of Clarkston School District. He was an avid sports fan.
Family will receive friends Sunday 3:00-7:00 PM at CLARKSTON location.
Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Clarkston United Methodist Church, 6600 Waldon Rd, Clarkston. Burial follows Lakeview Cemetery, Clarkston.
Sad to hear about Mr. Mason's passing. Always a good word or poking-fun comment from him over all the years. Great memories from hanging around the Mason home & pool back in the day!
I am so sorry to hear about Milford's passing. He was a wonderful person, husband, father. He was always kind to me. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathie and Doug Pierson
He was such a kind and caring person. He was a great boss and one of the first people we met when we started our teaching careers at Clarkston. Prayers for all the family.
Cheryl (Newbigging) Whitaker
It has been many years (54) since graduating from high school. I would like Mrs. Mason and her family to know Mr. Mason made a difference in my life. The world could use more educators just like him. May the peace of Christ be with you during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mil. He was influential in hiring me to teach at Clarkston High School in 1968... my first boss in Clarkston and also became a friend. He was the kindest, caring, and gentle man! My condolences to his family! RIP Mil.... You'll be remembered with great fondness!
Mary Jane (Anderson) Hiestand
Condolences to the family. He was such a kind man, and had a life well lived.
I knew Mr. Mason as a student and as and adult and he was always an inspiration to me thru my life an example of a truly good and honest man. My prayers and best wishes to his family.
Milford's life served as an example to those of us who worked for the school district; even for those of us who did not have the good fortune to work directly with him! He lived a life of service and commitment; and his legacy lives on in the memories of those he leaves behind!
Arlene and I will keep his family in our prayers at this difficult time!
Sad to hear of Mr. Mason's passing. In 1984, Mil hired me to be the assistant principal at Sashabaw Junior High School. I have never forgotten the faith he placed in me then and throughout my early career in Clarkston. To this day I appreciate all the opportunities he gave to me. His kindness to me and to my family always made us feel welcome in Clarkston. He will be remembered as a very good man by so many.
So sorry to hear of Mr. Mason's passing. He was our Principal during our last years in High ('63)
He was a great leader and educator. He always had time to meet and listen to parents, teachers and students, even when he became the leader of Clarkston Schools. His humor and service will never be forgotten.
I worked for Milford and appreciated his gentleness and professionalism in all matters. He was of immense help to me when my husband died unexpectedly and worked to handle all the press and publicity at that time. He was great person and also gentle caretaker to Joan. My prayers for his family during this time of transition.
My sincere sympathy to Mil's entire family. Milford was a good friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
So saddened to learn of Mil's death. He was my first principal when I began my teaching career in 1965 at CHS. He always remained a gentle, caring, professional man who treated his staff with dignity and respect. Prayers of sympathy and support to all the family.
So sorry to hear of Mil's passing.My thoughts and prayers are with his family as you go through this difficult time. You will miss him forever.
I was very sad to learn of Mr. Mason's passing. I had the privilege of knowing him during my student years at Clarkson High ('66-'70). He was an inspiration then, and - through memories - for many years since. Condolences to the family.
Mike, I'm sorry I learned of the funeral too late to be able to attend. It's been a long time, and we've lost touch. Please take care ... best friends at CHS and after!