Mas, Sr., Ernest “Ernie” Orrin, 97, of Ocala, Florida, passed away on April 4, 2023, at Estelle’s House in Ocala, Florida.
Ernie was born in Monroe, Connecticut on March 10, 1926, to parents Vincent Andrew Mas and Mary Ellen Mas (Morrow). After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army faithfully serving our country during the 1940’s. After being honorably discharged from the military, he went on to have a successful career in the manufacturing industry as a tool & die maker, starting his career with Robert Shaw in Connecticut, then moving to Vermont, he was employed by Netam and finishing his career with TNS Brass in South Carolina. Ernie was a very talented tool & die maker, he ended up training his oldest son, and son in law the trade. One of Ernie’s hobbies was woodworking, he was best known for his quality craftsmanship in the numerous things he created. In his later years, he enjoyed building his grandchildren and great-grandchildren many different keepsakes. He also liked golfing, Clemson football and enjoyed rebuilding old cars, tractors and anything he could get his hands on.
What gave Ernie the most enjoyment in life was family get togethers during the holidays and traveling out west in his RV with his wife to places like New Mexico and Arizona. Ernie was also a fan of country- western music, Johnny Cash, Ballroom music and Polka. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his daughter, Vicki Smith (Ron) of Citra, FL, sons; Ernest Mas (Sally) of Springfield, VT, Thomas Mas (Sherry) of Perkinsville, VT and John Mas of Anthony, FL; grandchildren, Shane, Kara, Joshua, Melissa, Nancy “Bunny”, Emily and Melody; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Mas; son, Timothy Mas; parents and his eight siblings.
A visitation will take place at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, 954 East Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, Florida 34470 on Thursday, April 13th, 2023, from 5:00PM – 7:00PM. Funeral Services for Ernie will take place at the funeral on Friday, April 14th, 2023, at 10:00AM, burial to follow at Anthony Cemetery in Anthony, Florida. Full Military Honors will be rendered at the cemetery by VFW Post 8083 of Belleview, FL. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society. www.baldwincremation.com
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He was a blessing to me. Love and sympathy to his family. Becky Garrett