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Steven West Mason

November 15, 1947 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 74)

Obituary

Steven West Mason, born November 15, 1947 in Washington D.C., died peacefully in his sleep on Monday morning, April 25, 2022 at his home in Ellicott City, Maryland.

He was the son of the late Clyde and Mab West Mason of Washington D.C.. He is survived by his wife, Mary Noel Mason (nee Goetzinger); daughter Stephanie A. Swan and son-in-law Erik C Swan, daughter Jennifer L. Tony and son-in-law Jonathan A. Tony, son Steven Michael Mason, daughter Kathleen Marie Mason and partner James E Martin; grandchildren Tyler M. and Megan E. Swan.

Steve, ‘Mace’ Mason, attended Western High School in 1966 in Washington D.C., graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Science of Administration of Justice in 1974, and a Master’s Degree of Management from the University of Notre Dame, Baltimore in 2002.

Steve started his career in law enforcement in 1968 with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C.. He joined the United States Park Police in 1970. He was commissioned in 1975 as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where he served in several managerial positions in both executive protection and investigations. While assigned to the Miami Field Office, he was Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, and investigated numerous counterfeiting violations and organized crime investigations. He also served as the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of The Vice Presidential Protective Division, along with numerous foreign dignitaries. Officials under his protection included Walter Mondale, Vice Presidents George H.W. Bush, Dan Quayle, and Al Gore.

He was in charge of the protection of Pope John Paul II on his visit to Baltimore. Steve concluded his 23 year career with the United States Secret Service as the Deputy Assistant Director for Investigations in 1998.

Steve worked for the Office of the Social Security Administration, office of the Inspector General as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations where he managed investigations of waste, fraud, and abuse from 1998 to 2014.

Steve was a very spiritual man and an active member of the Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City, Maryland for more than 30 years, and Chancellor for the Resurrection Council. He was also a member of the Knights of the Columbus, 4th Degree Assembly Scribe, and Past Faithful Navigator for the Assembly.

An avid sports fan, Steve played football, baseball, and basketball all through high school. He coached several of his children’s athletic teams, including soccer, baseball, softball, and girl’s lacrosse.  He played drums in his high school jazz band as well as being an active  member of the Boys and Girls Club in his community.  In 2013, he and his friends climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.  He was a passionate and accomplished golfer with his first hole in one in 2021.  Loved by many, Steve was always willing to help anyone in need. A true leader, he directed many golf tournaments, projects, and numerous ceremonies. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.  While he rests in heaven with our Lord and Savior, his works and kindness inspires others forever more.

 

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Services

Viewing
Sunday
May 1, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Viewing
Sunday
May 1, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
May 2, 2022

11:15 AM
Church of the Resurrection
3175 Paulskirk Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Interment
Monday
May 2, 2022

1:00 PM
Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens
2150 Mt. View Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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