Funeral services for Alex Mason, 82 year old Buffalo resident who passed away on December 7, 2010 at his home in Buffalo, Wyoming will be held at a later date. Donations in Alex’s memory may be made to Shriners International, the Veterans Home of Wyoming in Buffalo, or the Senior Center in Jackson Hole in care of Adams Funeral Home at 351 North Adams Avenue, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834.
Alex was born July 5, 1928 in New York City to Samuel and Rose Mason. Alex had two sisters; Betty and Lilly and one brother, Dave. Alex graduated from James Monroe High School in June 1947 and attended a vocational school in order to become an insurance broker. He was inducted into the Army on September 29, 1950, and was discharged on September 10, 1952. During that time he received the Army of Occupation Medal in Germany. Alex married Perla Kuckik on March 19, 1966 in Los Angeles, California. To this union he acquired a new family as Perla had two daughters; Fay 13, and Jennie 11 years of age. Alex and his family lived in Canoga Park, California until 1974 at which time he and his wife Perla moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he was self employed as an insurance and real estate broker. He resided in Jackson Hole for thirty six years prior to his move to the Veterans Home in July 2009.
Alex had several hobbies including hunting, going out to lunch with his friends, and attending Safari Club Conventions. He was very involved with Shriners Club International. He especially loved dressing up as a clown and driving around in a little car handing out candy to children during July 4th parades. Alex was known both in Jackson and Buffalo for his story telling abilities. He was very fond of going to lunch at the Senior Center in Jackson as well as attending ice cream socials at the Veterans Home in Buffalo. Alex loved going to The Blue Lion Inn for rack of lamb on his birthday and going to dinner at his friend’s house for Thanksgiving. Alex was very fond of Supervising Nurse Manager Marlene Schuman as well as the staff members and residents of the Veterans Home in Buffalo. Alex's family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff and residents of the Veterans Home and Hospice in Buffalo for their loving care of our father during this difficult time as well as the Hazen's for their love and support.
Alex is survived by his stepdaughters Fay Guerre and Jennie Brandt, son-in-laws Mike Guerre and Victor Sahn, sister-in-law Fran Mason, brother and sister-in-laws Sam and Margaret Weiss, nephew and niece Leonard and Vivian Weiss, grand stepson and grand stepdaughter Travis and Mitiko Guerre, and other numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many friends including Charlie Lakovitch, Paul Scott, Herb and Diane Hazen, Todd and Barbara Smith, David Leidesdorf, Paula Haleman and many others. He was preceded in death by his wife Perla Mason on June 22, 1987, his brother Dave, and sisters Betty and Lilly.