August 25, 2007
WILLIAMSBURG — Walter Bruce Mason ("Bruce"), passed away on May 17, 2007, at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Williamsburg, Va.
Bruce had been a resident of Williamsburg for 10 years and was formerly of Chicago, Ill. He was the beloved husband of Dr. Marguerite Mary Thomas ("Margie") Mason of Williamsburg, Va., loving son of Walter Marshall Mason and Ardell Law Mason of Chicago, Ill., and dear brother of Bonnie (Cloud) Downey of Crystal Lake, Ill. He is also survived by one niece, two nephews, and hundreds of students and young people he taught and mentored over three decades in Illinois and Virginia.
An educator at The College of William and Mary, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., in 1970, his Master of Arts degree in Sociology and Special Education at Western Illinois University in 1976, and completed advanced coursework in education at the University of Iowa.