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Sarah Mason

Sarah Mason

Aug 13, 1922 - Jun 17, 2022

Sarah Mason - Obituary


arah J. Mason was born on August 13, 1922 in Brandy, Virginia to John & Ruth McGuinn. At an early age Sarah moved to Washington., DC with her family in an effort to obtain better opportunities. In Washington, Sarah matriculated through the DC public school system graduating from Cardoza High School in 1940. Sarah furthered her education by attending the Cortez Peters Business School majoring in English, bookkeeping, and typing as well as the Department of Agriculture Graduate School . Sarah met her loving husband, William Mason while in High School. They were married 63 years until Mason’s death in 2005. As a graduate of Cardoza High School, class of 1940, Sarah served as Secretary of the Alumni Association for many years. In 1941, Sarah began working for the Federal Government on a War Service Appointment. Receiving multiple promotions and awards, Sarah retired in 1978 after 41 years of dedicated service. Her last position prior to retirement was as secretary to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development. Sarah had no children but served as surrogate parent to a multitude of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, who loved her and she lovingly spoiled. Sarah’s, parents, John & Ruth McGuinn, sisters, Earle Roberson, Edna McGuinn, Indiabell Brown, Leska Freeman, Janet Rich and brother, John Warner McGuinn preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Helen M. Wilkerson, nieces, Ruth Brown, Marilyn Fobbs (joseph Sr.), Joan Young, nephews Walter Roberson, George Brown, Jr., and a host of relatives and friends.