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Charles Frederic Mason Jr., died at home surrounded by family on 4/20/21 at the age of 72. The son of Charles F. Mason Sr. and Frances (Schumacher) Mason, he lived in New Jersey all his life. Charlie loved old time radio shows, television, and was an avid record collector.

Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Janice, his two sons Jeffrey and Timothy, Jeff’s wife Coral, Tim’s wife Becky, four grandchildren, and his 2 pugs.

He was a graduate of Middletown High School Class of 1966 and Monmouth College Class of 1970. In college he followed his dream of being a radio announcer, and always had a funny story about his time DJing on the Monmouth College radio station. Charlie retired in 2002 after a long career working for the State Of New Jersey.
Charlie was a current member of Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church in Red Bank, where he served as a Deacon for two terms. Prior to that he was a member of Central Baptist Church in Atlantic Highlands, and before that Belford Methodist Church in Belford. Charlie was a Past Master at The Masonic Lodge Matawan Chapter 192, where he had also been a DeMolay as a teen. At the time he was proud to be the youngest Grand Master in the history of the lodge. He was also a member and officer of The Grand Royal Arch.
His sons and his grandchildren were his greatest joys. He was never as happy as he was when he was spending time with his family. He enjoyed when his grandchildren would come in and watch television with him, as well as sitting and playing a game of Clue at the dining room table. Charlie served as a Cub Master for his sons in the Cub Scouts, as well as joined the Indian Guides, where he enjoyed the various camping and other trips with them.
He coached soccer for both sons in BYAA, and a few seasons of baseball. He didn’t know much about sports but wanted to coach for his sons. His teams had the worst win record, but always got a pizza or ice cream party. Charlie spearheaded the addition of a short-lived indoor soccer league associated with the BYAA, before later being the main person in the formation of the stand-alone Husky Indoor Soccer League in Aberdeen.
Funeral Service will be held at Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church, 255 Harding Rd, Red Bank, NJ 07701 at 10:30 AM on Monday, April 26 2021. For those who will be attending the service, you must register online at : No viewing for Charlie is planned due to COVID. Thompson Memorial Home of Red Bank, NJ has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740