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Recent Obituary: Richard ‘Dick’ Mason

Richard ‘Dick’ Mason of Stockbridge

On Nov. 18, 2021, Richard ‘Dick’ Mason, age 71, of Stockbridge, lost his short, but hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

He passed away at home, surrounded by family.

Dick was born June 16, 1950 to Richard and Christine (Brennan) Mason in Owosso, MI. The family lived in Garden City, MI and were avid hockey players and fans.

Richard worked as a journeyman carpenter and later as an EMT/Paramedic. In 1974, he worked in Flint as an EMT and then as a Paramedic from ‘75-‘76 with Horne Vincent Ambulance in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Chelsea, where he met his future wife Cathleen (Cathie) Martin. They were married on September 9, 1977 at St. Patrick’s Church in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.

Together they founded Emergency Specialties Services (ESS) in Whitmore Lake. ESS specialized in medical coverage of Milan and Detroit Dragways, as well as equestrian events (Hunter/Jumper Circuit) at Stoney Ridge Farm and other farms throughout Michigan. The company grew to include transfers and emergency care in Whitmore Lake, Chelsea, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor areas.  In December of 1981, ESS was a founding company/partner of Huron Valley Ambulance of Washtenaw County.

There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled in the spring of 2022, more information will be provided as it becomes available.

A GoFundMe has been started to assist with final expenses and to help fulfill Dick’s final wishes.

For the full obituary, please click here.

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