Norm Mason’s family, along with friends from around the world came together to celebrate his remarkable life. We wanted to share a few pictures from the wonderful event, but those of you who were in attendance realize that photos cannot capture the love and admiration displayed for this incredibly gifted, generous, and simply “one of kind” person we were so fortunate to have in our lives.
More than 300 of Norm’s family and friends attended the even at “The Space” in Westbury, New York on July 27th.
Norm Mason’s partner and current Mason Industries President, Doug Valerio, was the Master of Ceremonies.
Norm’s daughters Heide, shown above, Holly, and Heather, shared some very funny and moving stories about their dad.
Some of Norm’s 6 grandchildren (left to right), Alison, Sharon, Justin Wohl (standing), and Spencer Mason.
Former Vice President and National Sales Manager, Pat Lama, told the story of Norm’s instrumental role in the invention and development of the first seismic restraints for mechanical systems.
Norm’s partner Helena Gao produced a magnificent video which included very poignant tributes from our associates working at our overseas affiliates.
Long time Mason Industries Controller, Mae Ryan, and retired West Coast Manager, Rich Lloyd.
Jim Tauby with wife Maureen, Patrick and Patricia Lama and some of our friends from Mason West, including Mike and Dee Steiger, and standing Lisa and John Mastropolo, Pat Lama Jr. and Jolene, and Yuri Tint.
Dave Bloom, far right standing, with his wife Michelle, shared a table with our friends from N.Y, including Dylan Morroni, lower left, President of Mason East with his wife Erica, and Leisa and Jim Soulopolis.
Adam Adelsburger and Auggie Goffus of AAC Independent in Washington, D.C.
Dan Massart (C.M. Hoskins), Rich Lloyd (Former West Coast Manager), and Phil Farco, former Mason Industries Sales Manager and President of Mason Dallas.
Laura and Mark Cattel (Mason Oregon), Dan Massart (C.M. Hoskins), Sheila and Jim Sadler (Mason Industries), Bob and Janie Dyer (Cincinnati), Stacey Wolfe (Vibra Sonic Canada), Aaron Ashkenazy (Mason Industries)
A final Jack Daniels toast to Norm
We will all miss Norm terribly, but will carry on, remembering all the lessons he taught us, and continue to build on the foundation of excellence and integrity he worked so hard to establish.